Beijing To Judge Every Resident Based on Behavior by End of 2020

China's plan to judge each of its 1.3 billion people based on their social behavior is moving a step closer to reality, with Beijing set to adopt a lifelong points program by 2021 that assigns personalized ratings for each resident. From a report: The capital city will pool data from several departments to reward and punish some 22 million citizens based on their actions and reputations by the end of 2020, according to a plan posted on the Beijing municipal government's website this week. Those ...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, Xinhua

On the Dissing of “Ornamental Plants”  by  Susan Harris

Anyone else bothered by the term “ornamental” to distinguish certain plants from those that are considered useful, usually edibles? For example,Wikipedia uses this petunia to illustrate the term and offers this definition: Ornamental plants are plants that are grown for decorative purposes in gardens and landscape design projects, as houseplants, for cut flowers, and specimen display. The Wiki authors (and I’ve noticed, users of the term generally) make it clear that the plants are for aestheti...
Tags: Google, Gardening, Wikipedia, India, Chicago, Greenbelt, Lower Manhattan, Susan Harris, Darling, It's the Plants, Grab Bag, Lurie Garden, Ornamental Plants, Buddy Attick Park, National Arboretum Chanticleer Garden

AT&T 4 Handset DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone With Bluetooth Connect To Cell, Smart Call Blocker, And Answering System For $49.99 Shipped After $100 Black Friday Savings!

AT&T 4 Handset DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone With Bluetooth Connect To Cell, Smart Call Blocker, And Answering System For $49.99 Shipped After $100 Black Friday Savings! The 3 handset version of this system sells for $119.99 from Amazon!   Caller ID Announcer Connect your mobile Phone via Bluetooth and access Siri and Google Digital Answering […]
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How to Use Gift Guides to Boost Your Holiday Sales

As the holiday season approaches, store owners will begin scrambling to get the word out about their sales. It’s important to get a good start. Many shoppers do a lot of research before big sale events and holidays. In fact, shoppers are researching Christmas gifts and gift ideas earlier than ever. According to the National Retail Federation: 40% of U.S. consumers begin researching their holiday shopping by the time November rolls around 18% are early bird shoppers who started in September or ...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Thinkgeek, Nrf, National Retail Federation, Corey Ferreira

Soundbrenner’s wearable metronome gets a modular upgrade

It took all of 14 minutes for the Soundbrenner Core to hit full funding. Not too shabby. Last week, the wearable maker closed out its campaign with more than 10x its $50,000 goal. A few days later, we sat down with the startup at the headquarters of Hong Kong-based accelerator, Brinc. Soundbrenner has already made a bit of a name for itself with Pulse. The connected, wrist-worn device brought some clever innovation to the metronome, that old familiar piano-mounted accessory long banished to ...
Tags: Startups, Wearables, Hong Kong, Hardware, Tech, Sonny, Soundbrenner, Soundbrenner Core, Brinc Soundbrenner, Mistfit

On the Title, Cover, and Red Ocean Concept in Eat Their Lunch

I had to consider the title Eat Their Lunch, the image of a person taking another person’s lunch in the form of a brown paper bag, a yellow cover that screams for attention, and an aggressive font. I also had to consider whether to use the Red Ocean as a metaphor for competition, as well as the shark that causes the ocean to be red in the first place. The sharks in the red ocean aren’t attacking their customers; they’re attacking each other. So, if you live where the water is red, it’s best to b...
Tags: Apple, Books, Sales, Seth, Red Ocean, Glengarry Glenn Ross, Red Ocean Concept

Apple Black Friday deals: Everything you need to know

Whether you're going online to do your Black Friday shopping or you're braving the stores in person, you'll have to be vigilant to find the best Apple discounts. Read on for everything you need to know about 2018 Apple Black Friday deals. The post Apple Black Friday deals: Everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Black Friday, Trends, Apple Black Friday deals, Black Friday 2018

YouTube is Testing Having Two Skippable Ads Back-To-Back

If you hate having your video binging session on YouTube interrupted by multiple ad breaks, the good news is that things are about to change. CNET: The streaming platform is rolling out a new tweak to its video watching experience, by placing two skippable ads back-to-back, which it says will reduce the number of ad interruptions later in the video -- up to 40 percent less in a session, according to the company's blog post Wednesday. at Slashdot.
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Google's Find My Device Tool Can Now Map Out Exactly Where You Left Your Phone Inside Some Buildings (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: Google's been messing around with indoor maps for years; you can check the layout of many department stores and other large indoor spaces in Google Maps. Find My Device can show on those maps where your device is located. Here's the changelog for the latest version: "Support for indoor maps to help you find your device in airports, malls, or other large buildings. And, Support for work profiles." [Author: msmash]
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Microsoft's Surface Go is one of the best work-focused tablets — and it's currently $50 off for Black Friday

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Microsoft Surface Go is one of the best work-focused portable tablets out there. It's a great way to get a desktop-class operating system in a portable and inexpensive device — though keep in mind that you will need to upgrade to Windows 10 Home if you want to download third-party apps from the web. Right now, you can sa...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Trends, Ram, Apple Pencil, Business Insider, Alcantara, Microsoft Store, Intel Pentium Gold, Microsoft Store and Amazon, Microsoft Store Looking

Camera Failures Plague Google Pixel 3 Smartphone

You might wanna check on your Google Pixel 3 before you go out on an adventure to take a bunch of pictures because there are a lot of reports of camera failure tailing the new Android flagship phone. Image via Google. People who bought the Pixel 3 are reporting both error messages and failure to launch when trying to access the Pixel 3’s camera functionality. Those that do get the camera to somehow function are eventually greeted with a camera error message. Users are trying multiple work arou...
Tags: Google, Photography, News, Instagram, Pixel, Google Pixel, Buzzfeed Google, Camera Failures Plague Google Pixel

Tech Shoppers in the UK Ditch Desktop PCs and DVD Players

Brits are ditching DVD players and desktop PCs and are increasingly turning to newer technology such as smart TVs and smart watches, Ofcom research has found. From the research: Shoppers in the UK are predicted to spend billions of pounds again this year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and much of that is expected to be spent buying tech online. So, Ofcom has crunched the numbers on which tech devices people have been buying in recent years, and which ones they're getting rid of. Ownership o...
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Cyber Monday and Black Friday: Tips to get the best deals

How to be a savvy shopper - and not come a cropper - in the Cyber Monday sales.
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'Sci-fi' plane with no moving parts flies successfully

MIT scientists create the first plane to fly without moving parts.
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Black Friday cyber-threat warning

The UK's cyber-security agency warns of "prime pickings" for criminals in the run-up to Christmas.
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Is your smartphone leading to burnout?

Burnout and dealing with its symptoms has become a hot topic in the last decade. It’s a problem that has multiple contributing factors. Some of those factors are thrust upon us and are beyond our control, such as government regulations. Other factors are self-imposed, and thus under our control, such as volunteering for extra call […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Psychiatry, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA

Google's sneaky new iPhone feature

Remember in Primary school when you sent your friends to give a message to the girl you liked? Well now you can have that same feeling all over again when you talk to your iPhone.A cheeky update to the Google Assistant app on iOS... [Author: [email protected]]
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Siri Pulls Up Image of an Actual Dick When Asked About Trump

Maybe you’re enjoying a nice Thanksgiving dinner with your family when the age of the president of the United States comes up in conversation. Perhaps your family is discussing whether nightly double-fisted Big Macs takes a toll on the body, or whether California’s wildfires can be mitigated with raking (spoiler…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, California, Oops, Siri, United States, Donald Trump, Trump

Decaf Tea Found In The Wild

Chinese scientists have discovered a type of tea plant that naturally does not produce caffeine. They published their findings in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. From a report: In 2017, Americans drank nearly four billion gallons of tea, according to the Tea Association of the US. The association estimates that up to 18 percent of those drinks were decaffeinated. To decaffeinate tea, manufacturers often use supercritical carbon dioxide or hot water treatments. However, these meth...
Tags: US, Tech, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Chen Liang, Journal of Agricultural, Tea Association

Basic Real Estate Business Concept

Basic Real Estate Business Concept There are 2 things you need as a business. 1) for customers to know you exist, and 2) to gain their trust for your brand. 1: Making the customers know that you exist When you were a kid, your mom always tell you to never talk to strangers. Fast Forward to today, you don’t talk to anyone, what more to trust, if you don’t know who they are. Similar to business, they can’t sell or buy from you if they don’t know you. It’s that simple. So, this point involves ju...
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Best Black Friday 2018 Target deals: Instant Pot, iPhone XS, Apple Watch, 23andMe, TVs, and more

The only thing better than a Target run is a Target run during a sale. We are obsessed with Target and could easily spend hours in the store or on the site just for fun — so Target with slashed Black Friday prices is an IRL dream. Target dates just turned into Target marriage proposals.  SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place The variety here is one of the best we've seen this Black Friday season, folks: Smart TVs, iPhones, Instant Pots, DSLR cameras, DNA kit...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, News, Microsoft, Samsung, Walmart, Sprint, Nintendo, Lg, Mario Kart, Vizio, Amazon Echo, Target, Polaroid, Canon

2 Pack Of TP-Link HS105 Wi-Fi Mini Smart Plugs For $27.99 Shipped From BH After Black Friday Savings

2 Pack Of TP-Link HS105 Wi-Fi Mini Smart Plug For $27.99 Shipped From BH Remotely Turn On/Off Two Devices Wi-Fi Connectivity Scheduled Usage Away Mode iOS and Android Apps 100 to 120 VAC Input and Output Compatible with Amazon Echo Works with Alexa and Google Assistant Remote access: control devices connected to the smart Plug […]
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Fortnite Hits 8.3 Million (Or 0.1% of Human Population) Concurrent Players

Epic Games' Fortnite has reached 8.3 million concurrent players worldwide (or about 0.1 percent of the human population) after finally making its debut in South Korea earlier this month. From a report: Because Internet cafes still play a large role in Asian countries, VG247 reports that players were encouraged to play Fortnite at PC bang cafes to complete special challenges, which were created in order to launch the Battle Royale mode in South Korea. After Fortnite's Battle Royale mode launched ...
Tags: South Korea, Tech, Epic, Korea, Fortnite, Epic Games Fortnite, Sung Chul Park

The Mystery Font That Took Over New York

How did Choc, a quirky calligraphic typeface drawn by a French graphic designer in the 1950s, end up on storefronts everywhere? From a report: Stand just about anywhere on Broadway, or on Canal Street with its sprightly neon and overstuffed souvenir shops, or the long stretch of restaurants, hardware stores, pharmacies, bars, realtors, barber shops, groceries and auto shops that extends through Fifth Avenue in South Brooklyn, and you'll find a surplus of vibrant and overstated signage -- a cacop...
Tags: New York, Tech, Broadway, Fifth Avenue, School Of Visual Arts, Canal Street, Steven Heller, CHOC, South Brooklyn

Comment on sweet potato cake with marshmallow frosting by Jaime Rose

I made this cake for Thanksgiving. It’s definitely going to be a staple from now on. It makes a pretty presentation, but tastes even better than it looks. The Apple slab pie is already required eating in our house as well.
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Parents struggle to limit kids’ screen time

For some parents, it feels like an exercise in futility. They are busy, overwhelmed and tired of the fight against increasingly omnipresent screens.
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Amy Poehler Throws an Epic Friendsgiving for Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph With Help From Google Home Hub

Google released its Home Hub voice-enabled-device-with-a-screen in October and wasted no time taking advantage of a holiday when Americans eat more than 44 million turkeys--which somebody has to cook--to showcase what an asset it can be in the kitchen. Or, as a blog post put it, Google Home Hub "can be the sous chef you...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tiffany Haddish, Voice Interaction, Google Home Hub

Star Wars R2-D2 VW bus

1992 Volkswagen camper bus transformed into R2-D2 droid from Star Wars. VW minibus wrapped by Mimaki cg60 with classic R2-D2 inspired design. Also check out: VW Camper Van Tent
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Master your new iPhone X with these helpful tips and tricks

If you already managed to snag the iPhone X, it may take a while to get used to the design. Check out our helpful iPhone X tips and tricks guide and make sure you're getting the most out of your new smartphone. The post Master your new iPhone X with these helpful tips and tricks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Tips And Tricks, iPhone X, iOS 11

Part TWO! The YD Black Friday Wishlist: Cool Products, Cool Deals!

The season of giving (even if it means giving unto oneself) is upon us and we present to you PART TWO of the consolidated 2018 Black Friday Gift Guide… a list of products that wowed us, from the year gone by. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the YD Family! Click here to check out part one of the gift wishlist!P.S. Stay tuned for the Cyber Monday Gift Guide that drops at the beginning of next week! __ 01. PlugBug Duo by TwelveSouth I remember a meme that circulated on Instagram the minute Ap...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Black Friday, Gift Guide, Design, California, Best Of, Amazon Echo, Popular, Alexa, Product Design, Joseph Joseph, California Roll, General Gifts, YD Handpicks, Levoop

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