Off the Beaten Path: 5 Unique Islands to Visit on Your Next Vacation

If you’re looking for a fresh new adventure that no one you know has done, read on. Here are 5 unique (and beautiful) islands to visit on your next vacation. Did you know that only 11,000 of the millions of islands in the world are inhabited? While so many islands are more popular than others, some of the most stunning ones fly under the radar. If you want to know which unique islands to visit on your next vacation, check out this list of 5 of our top choices. 1. Caye Caulker, Beli...
Tags: Travel, Google, Sponsored, Australia, Tasmania, East Coast, Panama, Lagoon, Caye Caulker, Isla Holbox, Playa Del Carmen, Cartagena, Belize City, Holbox, Chiquila, Caye Caulker Belize

Human Images From World's First Total-Body Scanner Unveiled

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Medical Xpress: EXPLORER, the world's first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans. The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner that can image the entire body at the same time. Because the machine captures radiation far more efficiently than other scanne...
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Apple iPad 4th Gen (Refurbished) For Just $87 Shipped!

Please note: This is a sponsored post. Apple iPad 4th Gen (Refurbished) For Just $87 Shipped! A class above its contemporaries, this 4th generation iPad works better and faster than many newer no-name tablets thanks to Apple’s hallmark superior manufacturing. At this price it’s a fantastic bargain! Includes a free 6 month warranty!
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Apple's App Store and Apple Music went down for 32 minutes, just days before Black Friday (AAPL)

The Apple App Store and Apple Music went down for many users on Tuesday night. Apple says that everything should be fixed, and it was only down for 32 minutes. The Apple App Store went down for iPhone users on Tuesday night, just days before the Black Friday shopping event. Apple Music was also impacted by the problems.  On its system status dashboard, Apple acknowledged the problem, saying that the issues began at 5:20 P.M. PST and were fixed at 5:52 P.M. PST.  It's not clear what caused t...
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Court Again Rules That Cable Giants Can't Weaponize the First Amendment

Charter has been using the argument that their First Amendment rights are being violated as it fights off state lawsuits for its poor service. "It recently tried to use the First Amendment card again in a legal battle with Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Networks (ESN), which recently accused Charter of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1866 by refusing to carry TV channels run by the African-American-owned ESN," reports Techdirt. "While Charter tried to have the suit dismissed by claiming t...
Tags: Tech, Allen, U S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Byron Allen, ESN, Tom Rutledge, Allan Singer

Comment on drop cornbread biscuits by Jennifer C.

I would LOVE to see (through pics) how you host so many people in a small space. We live in a townhouse, and I never have anyone over, although I would love to; but feel so intimidated by our space. My heart is to cook and welcome friends and family but our small living space keeps me from doing so. You inspire me to get over my insecurities and just do it. I guess I’m afraid of being judged or that we won’t feel comfortable. If you have any practical hints please share. Thank you! Happy Thanksg...
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Russian firm linked to election meddling sues Facebook over ban

Federal Agency of News says it’s legitimate and is seeking an injunction to prevent Facebook from blocking its accountA Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in US elections has sued Facebook, claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and its Facebook account should be restored.The Federal Agency of News LLC, known as FAN, and its sole shareholder, Evgeniy Zubarev, filed the lawsuit in federal court in the northern district of California, seek...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, California, Russia, US, US news, US elections 2016, Northern District, Federal Agency Of News, Federal Agency of News LLC, Evgeniy Zubarev

5 Tiny Tech Tools You Need For Your At-Home Business

It’s not easy running an at-home business. With the entirety of your business operations happening from a room or two, it’s easy to get disorganized and for you to lose track of what you need to be doing at a given time. Wires and boxes and all sorts of clutter can reduce efficiency and prevent your company from gaining an edge. This is where helpful, tiny tech can come in. Tiny, portable tech reduces the tangible bulk of your business. While most business operations take place online, it’s st...
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Internal Facebook memo sees outgoing VP of comms Schrage take blame for hiring Definers

TechCrunch has obtained an internal memo published by Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy Elliot Schrage in which he blames himself for hiring PR firm Definers. He admits to having the company push negative narratives about competitors, but says Facebook did not ask or pay Definers to publish fake news. COO Sheryl Sandberg left a comment on the memo, saying it was never Facebook’s intention to play into anti-semitic theories about George Soros. The memo includes a Q&A regarding point...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Government, Tech, Cnn, Policy, Davos, Gop, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Communications

Internal Facebook memo sees outgoing head of policy Schrage take blame for hiring Definers

TechCrunch has attained an internal memo published by Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy Elliot Schrage in which he blames himself for hiring PR firm Definers. He admits to having the company push negative narratives about competitors, but says Facebook did not ask or pay Definers to publish fake news. Schrage announced in June that he’d be stepping down in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but would stay on to help find a replacement. COO Sheryl Sandberg left a comment on the ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Davos, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Communications, Sheryl Sandberg, Mark, Elliot, George Soros, Soros, Sheryl, Cambridge Analytica, Elliot Schrage

12 Easter Eggs You Probably Missed in Apple’s Incredibly Detailed Holiday Ad

Apple's holiday ad for 2018 is, at first blush, a charming story of a young woman learning to embrace her artistic gifts. She toils away for a year on a mysterious creative project, only to be held back by her own insecurities about letting others see what she has been working on. But the relatable...
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Announcing the 2018 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey

Posted by WhitesparkIt has been another year (and a half) since the last publication of the Local Search Ranking Factors, and local search continues to see significant growth and change. The biggest shift this year is happening in Google My Business signals, but we’re also seeing an increase in the importance of reviews and continued decreases in the importance of citations. Check out the full survey! Huge growth in Google My Business Google has been adding features to GMB at an accelerated rat...
Tags: Google, Seo, GMB, Facebook Instagram, Google My Business, Whitespark, Gyi Tsakalakis, Gyi, Google Reviews, David Mihm, Google My Business Google

11 moments from the International Space Station’s first 20 years

It was November 20, 1998, when an unprecedented international coalition of astronomers, engineers and rocket scientists saw years of collaboration come to fruition with the launch of the International Space Station’s first component. Since then, the largest spacecraft ever built has hosted innumerable astronauts, experiments and other craft. Here are a few notable moments in the history of this inspiring and decades-spanning mission. 1984: Reagan proposes the ISS — without Russia The space sta...
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Learn to Earn: 10 Ways You Could Be Earning Passive Income

Do you want to make money while you sleep by earning passive income? Read on for 10 great ways to earn a passive income. There are 4.2 billion people online right now. That massive digital population has made it so budding entrepreneurs like you can make millions of dollars each year in your sleep! Sound too good to be true? We promise you that it’s not. Making money while doing nothing describes the process of “earning passive income.” That’s when you build something that requires a ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Personal Finance, Youtube, Marketing, Index, Amazon Associates, Turo, Fundrise Fundrise

Review: Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless are the AirPods upgrade I’ve been waiting for

As a general rule, I don’t like ‘true wireless’ headphones. Don’t get me wrong; I like the concept, but ever since Apple’s AirPods popularized the category, I’ve been hesitant to adopt the newfangled form factor because of all the compromises entailed. Until now, none of the headphones I’ve tried have cleared my threshold for five key areas: Exceptional sound Consistent connection Good fit Strong noise isolation USB-C charging case Then Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless (MTW) came along. At $3...
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How To Deal With Skin Tags, According To Derms

There are certain things you should never ask the Internet — paramount among them is medical advice. Take the seemingly harmless query: What to do about a skin tag? Among the top results Google spits out are some seriously dubious DIYs (including one that involves cutting off your blood flow with dental floss).We get the logic: If skin tags are harmless (which any derm will tell you they are), why can’t we just remove them ourselves? Well, it turns out there are a host of reasons why you should...
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US Wireless Data Prices Are Among the Most Expensive On Earth

A new study from Finnish research firm Rewheel has found that U.S. wireless consumers pay some of the highest prices for mobile data in the developed world. The mobile data market in the U.S. has the fifth most expensive price per gigabyte smartphone plans among developed nations, and was the most expensive for mobile data overall. Motherboard reports: While the report notes that mobile data prices have dropped 11 percent during the last six months in the States, U.S. mobile data pricing remaine...
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Kindred’s robots help retailers handle fulfillment centers — and take on Amazon

Since taking the reins as chief executive of Kindred at the beginning of the year, Jim Liefer has been focused on commercializing his company’s autonomous robots. But unlike forward-projecting use-cases for robots that may (or may not) one day take over for human beings in a wide swath of functions, Kindred’s current robots are purpose-built for the floor of retail fulfillment centers. That puts Kindred in the middle of an interesting business question: Given rising consumer expectations associa...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, Hardware, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Bush, Jim, Sutton, Kindred, Rich Sutton, Gregg Schoenberg

What's biting Apple?

Shares in the tech giant have dropped 25% since their October peak - so what's the problem?
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Five years and one pivot later, Trueface emerges with a promise for better facial recognition tech

Shaun Moore and Nezare Chafni didn’t initially intend to develop a new standalone facial recognition technology, when they first got started developing the technology that would become their new company, When the two serial entrepreneurs were planning their next act five years ago, they wanted to ride the wave of smart home technologies with the development of a new smart doorbell — called Chui. That doorbell would be equipped with facial recognition software as a service. The compa...
Tags: TC, Asia, Learning, Southeast Asia, Africa, Tech, Surveillance, Colombia, Harvard, Medellin, Facial Recognition, Moore, Africa Asia, Facial Recognition Software, Medellin Colombia, Chui

Microsoft developed an AI that creates amazing caricatures

Stanford graduate student Kaidi Cao will join fellow AI researchers Jing Liao, of City University of Hong Kong, and Lu Yuan of Microsoft at SIGGRAPH Asia in Tokyo this December to present their incredible caricature-drawing neural network. That’s not bad, considering Cao was only an intern at the Visual Computing Group at the Microsoft Research Lab in Beijing when he worked on the project. The AI, actually a pair of generative adversarial networks (GAN), is called CariGANs. The first of its neur...
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Ford Eyes Use of Customers' Personal Data To Boost Profits

According to industry-watchers, Ford is looking to profit off the data it can collect from its 100 million customers. In addition to the data collected from its infotainment systems and mobile apps, "Ford's CEO recently suggested that the data collected by the company's financial services arm also represents a valuable, low-overhead asset," reports Threatpost. From the report: "We have 100 million people in vehicles today that are sitting in Ford blue-oval vehicles," said Ford CEO Jim Hackett du...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Ford, Detroit Free Press, Jim Hackett, Hackett

Our 3 favorite startups from Morgan Stanley’s 2nd Multicultural Innovation Lab Demo Day 

The Morgan Stanley  Multicultural Innovation Lab,  Morgan Stanley’s in-house accelerator focused on companies founded by multicultural and female entrepreneurs, hosted its second Annual Showcase and Demo Day.   The event also featured companies from accelerators HearstLab, Newark Venture Partner Labs and PS27 Ventures.  (Note: I was formerly employed by Morgan Stanley and have no financial ties.) The showcase represented the culmination of the program’s second year, which followed an ini...
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Ajit Pai Wants To Raise Rural Broadband Speeds From 10Mbps To 25Mbps

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. The FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF) distributes more than $1.5 billion a year to AT&T, CenturyLink, and other carriers to bring broadband to sparsely populated areas. Carriers that use CAF money to build networks must provide speeds of at ...
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Comment: Have we reached peak Silicon Valley?

COMMENT: We have reached peak iPhone.That is the feeling among many investors and business commentators as the once unbridled optimism about Apple's future — and its number one product — begins to wane.The tech giant has cut... [Author: [email protected]]
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YouTube’s Lyor Cohen Posts Fiery Op-Ed Opposing EU Copyright Directive; Industry Executives Respond

YouTube has been aggressively vocal in its opposition to the European Copyright directive, which was approved by the European Parliament in September — particularly its Article 13, which makes the platform YouTube legally responsible for any copyright-infringing material uploaded by its users. As the European Parliament negotiates with the European Council and Commission to finalize […]
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The Best Black Friday Deals from Best Buy in 2018

We've been hard at work assembling all the best Black Friday deals Best Buy offers in 2018 and putting them in one place to save you time and money this holiday season. From laptops to TVs, game consoles to smart speakers and much more, we've got the goods. Check back often for updates. The post The Best Black Friday Deals from Best Buy in 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Black Friday, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Best Buy, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, 4k TV, Black Friday 2018

2 nanometer nanowire memristors is a breakthrough for low power memory

University of Massachusetts researchers have successfully made a 2 nanometer individually addressable memristors. It is capable of being mass-produced in conventional fabs. This could be great for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Autodesk agrees to buy PlanGrid for $875 million

Autodesk announced plans to acquire PlanGrid for $875 million today. The San Francisco startup helped move blueprints from paper to the iPad when it launched in 2011. This digitization of construction fits with Autodesk’s vision of digitizing design in general, and CEO Andrew Anagnost certainly recognized the transformational potential of the company he was buying. “There is a huge opportunity to streamline all aspects of construction through digitization and automation. The acquisition of Pl...
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Four reasons that Apple shares have been falling

Shares in the tech giant have dropped 25% since their October peak - so what's the problem?
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