Trump Suggests US Could Slap 10 Percent Tax On iPhones, Laptops From China

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: President Donald Trump suggested he could place a 10 percent tariff on iPhones and laptops imported from China, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Monday. He also said it's "highly unlikely" that he would delay an increase in tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on Jan. 1, just four days before a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "Maybe. Maybe. Depends on what the rate is," the president said to The Wall Street Journal a...
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Google Smart Light Starter Kit Review

View Post The post Google Smart Light Starter Kit Review appeared first on BabySavers. Lifestyle Smart home Technology reviewsBrought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Amazon Opens Up Its Internal Machine Learning Training To Everyone

Amazon announced Monday that it's making the machine learning courses it uses to train its engineers available to everybody for free. The course is tailored to four major groups -- developers, data scientists, data platform engineers and business professionals -- and it offers both foundational level lessons as well as more advanced instruction. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Get Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with Arrow OS

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was amongst the best selling devices launched last year in India, despite launching in 2017 it was launched with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and was updated to Android 7.0 (Nougat) in August 2017. Redmi Note 4 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform, the same processor which powers Redmi Note 5, Redmi Y2 and Redmi 6 Pro that run on Andriod 8.1 (Oreo). Xiaomi recently announced the list of smartphones eligible for Android Oreo/Pie update, but Xiaomi's best selle...
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AWS Global Accelerators helps customers manage traffic across zones

Many AWS customers have to run in multiple zones for many reasons including performance requirements, regulatory issues or fail-over management. Whatever the reason, AWS announced a new tool tonight called Global Accelerators designed to help customers route traffic more easily across multiple regions. Peter DeSantis, VP of global infrastructure and customer support at AWS speaking at an event Monday night at AWS Re:Invent explained that much of AWS customer traffic already flows over their mass...
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NASA's InSight Lander Sends Back Stunning Image of the Martian Horizon

NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) probe successfully completed its soft landing on Mars on Monday after a six-month, 300 million mile journey. And it’s already sending back photos of the desolate Red Planet from its landing site on the Elysium Planitia,…Read more...
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Facebook's Physical War Room Is Already Empty, But It Says 'War Room Tactics' Will Continue

Facebook’s so-called “War Room,” the office it set up with some monitors and staff to supposedly fight propaganda and disinformation during elections or at least fight the perception it wasn’t doing that, has been shuttered—in that form, anyhow.Read more...
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Apple grilled on App Store pricing

On Cyber Monday, things at the Supreme Court did not go particularly well for Apple.During arguments in a case that could have enormous consequences for the tech giant, justices across the ideological spectrum seemed to think consumers... [Author: [email protected]]
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How to Upgrade to a POS for Pizza Restaurants

No one will ever turn down a slice of pizza, regardless of where you are in the world. Pizza is a such a universal meal, and the demand for it keeps on going up. In 2017 alone, the pizza industry in North America earned over $50 billion, and analysts predict that it’s going to increase at least 20% in 2018. So, it’s no shock that pizza restaurants constantly have customers at every hour of the day. How does one set themselves apart from the competition when everyone is asking for the same th...
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Apple acquires privacy-focused AI start up Silk Labs

Apple has acquired Silk Labs, a privacy-centric startup that works on Artificial Intelligence (AI) devices such as smartphones and smart home devices for an undisclosed amount, reports IANS. Founded in 2015, Silk Labs was conceived by Andres Gal, the former CTO of Mozilla. The company is best known... ...
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Last Chance! Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi (Latest Model) For Just $249 After $80 Cyber Monday Savings From Walmart!

Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi Silver Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi Space Gray This was selling for $329 before Black Friday and is now the lowest price ever. This sells for $329 from Apple and will return to regular price tomorrow.   9.7-inch Retina display A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture Touch ID fingerprint sensor 8MP camera with […]
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Lime launches electric-assist bikes in its first UK city

Lime launched in the United Kingdom today, starting with a group of dockless electric-assist bikes in a Milton Keynes shopping center. The San Francisco-based startup says it plans to expand into more UK cities over the next few weeks. As in other markets, users in Milton Keynes find and unlock Lime’s bikes, which use battery-powered motors to reduce pedaling and travel further distances, through a mobile app. Bike rides cost £1 (about $1.28) to unlock and an additional 15 pence per minute of...
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Amazon Launches Cloud-Based Robotics Testing Platform

Amazon is launching AWS RoboMaker, a cloud-based service that utilizes the open-source software Robot Operating System (ROS) to offer developers a place to develop and test robotics applications. TechCrunch reports: RoboMaker essentially serves as a platform to help speed up the time-consuming robotics development process. Among the tools offered by the service are Amazon's machine learning technologies and analytics that help create a simulation for real-world robotics development. The system c...
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WhatsApp’s chief business officer is leaving

Roughly one year after WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton made his highly-publicized exit from Facebook, another executive and early employee of the messaging platform is doing the same. Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s chief business officer, announced today that he would be “taking some time off to recharge and spend time with family.” Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014 and pledged to allow the messaging giant to continue to operate independently under Acton and co-founder Jan Ko...
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Google paid $1 billion to buy a 52-acre office park a few blocks from its Googleplex headquarters (GOOG)

Google paid $1 billion to buy a large business park near its Mountain View, California headquarters, according to a Mercury News report on Monday.  The business park Google will acquire in the deal is larger than its "Googleplex" headquarters located just a few blocks away.  The $1 billion purchase is the largest Bay Area real estate deal in 2018 and second largest in the US only to Google's $2.4 acquisition of Chelsea Market in Manhattan.  Google's newest land acquisition, known as Mountai...
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Google and Facebook are racing to bring the internet to 'every Indian'

Only a fraction of India's 1.3 billion people have access to the internet. Now Western tech companies are vying to change that and rake in billions in the process. This is what India coming online means for the internet everywhere else.
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Inside Sellafield's death zone with the nuclear clean-up robots

As Sellafield's Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant closes, the huge and dangerous clean-up begins.
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'I use Snapchat to sell sexual videos'

Jodie Carnall says she likes the money she can earn - but it's not without cost to her personal life
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Apple heading for Supreme Court showdown over iOS App Store 'monopoly' gripe

Cupertino getting little love from the Supremes so far Apple may soon find itself at the center of a monopoly probe before the United States Supreme Court, based on opening arguments heard on Monday.…
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Enterprise messaging startup Eko Communications raises $20M for its European expansion

After focusing on Asian markets, particularly in Southeast Asia, Bangkok-based Eko Communications is getting ready to take on Slack, Microsoft Teams, and other enterprise messaging apps in Europe. The startup announced today that it has raised a Series B of $20 million and opened offices in London (which will serve as its new commercial headquarters), Amsterdam, and Berlin. The funding, led by SMD Ventures, with participation from AirAsia’s digital investment arm Redbeat Ventures, Gobi Partners,...
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IBM CEO Joins Apple In Blasting Data use By Silicon Valley Firms

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty joined a growing chorus of tech executives lambasting web platforms, like Google and Facebook, over their collection of user data and urged governments to target regulation at those companies. Bloomberg reports: Without naming company names, Rometty pointed to the "irresponsible handling of personal data by a few dominant consumer-facing platform companies" as the cause of a "trust crisis" between users and tech companies, according to an advanced copy of her remarks. Romet...
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WhatsApp's chief business officer is the latest exec to leave Facebook (FB)

WhatsApp's chief business officer Neeraj Arora is quitting. He's the latest in a long line of senior execs to quit Facebook, from the cofounders of Instagram to Oculus. Arora's departure follows ugly clashes between WhatsApp's cofounders and Facebook leadership. He says he plans to spent time with his family. The chief business officer of WhatsApp is leaving, the latest in a line of high-level departures at Facebook and its associated apps. Neeraj Arora, a seven-year veteran of the encrypted ...
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GM To Idle Five Factories In North America, Cut More Than 14,000 Jobs As It Focuses On Autonomous, Electric Vehicles

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Chicago Tribune: General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes about 8,000 white-collar employees, or 15 percent of GM's North American white-collar workforce. Some will take buyouts while others will be laid off. Four factories in the U.S. and one in Cana...
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Bose Headphone Deals – Best Price Ever for Cyber Monday

Bose Headphone Deals If you like Bose headphone deals, Amazon has a pretty nice ones for you to check out. Today only, Amazon is offering the Bose noise cancelling headphones! That is a super price for these high quality headphones. They are available for Apple or Android devices. This is the best price it’s ever been on Amazon significantly!! {We can no longer share specific Amazon prices, but if you click on the picture below, you will see the Cyber Monday price.} More details about the...
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Supreme Court Appears to Lean Heavily Against Apple's Defense of Its Walled Garden

On Monday, Apple finally had its highly anticipated hearing before the United States Supreme Court. Since 2011, the tech giant has been fighting antitrust litigation that claims its App Store policies amount to an unfair monopoly. Those who were present at today’s hearing say the case’s outcome isn’t looking great for…Read more...
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The FBI Created a Fake FedEx Website To Unmask a Cybercriminal

In an attempt to catch two cybercriminals, the FBI set up a fake FedEx website and created rigged Word documents, "both of which were designed to reveal the IP address of the fraudsters," reports Motherboard. From the report: The first case centers around Gorbel, a cranes and ergonomic lifting manufacturing company headquartered in Fishers, New York, according to court records. Here, the cybercriminals used a long, potentially confusing and official looking email address to pose as the company's...
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Google Joins Companies Asking Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for Campaign Donation Refund

Google requested the campaign return its $5,000 contribution
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How dumb is Donald Trump's iPhone tariff? Let me count the ways

COMMENT: US President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that he might slap a 10 per cent tariff on iPhones and other Apple gear imported from China.Given that earlier GM today announced it was closing four factories... [Author: [email protected]]
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Google Smart TV Kit: Google Home Mini And 3rd Gen Chromecast Plus $15 Vudu Movie Credit For Just $45 Shipped From Walmart

Google Smart TV Kit: Google Home Mini And 3rd Gen Chromecast Plus $15 Vudu Movie Credit For Just $45 Shipped From Walmart “Stream from your phone to TV. Just like that. Plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a […]
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Electric bike-sharing company Lime launches in UK

San Francisco firm backed by Uber puts 50 e-bikes on to streets of Milton KeynesThe Uber-backed electric scooter and bike-sharing company Lime has launched its first UK operation with dockless e-bikes in Milton Keynes.The Californian transportation company, which launched in early 2017 but is already valued at $1.1bn (£860m), has spread rapidly across the US and parts of Europe. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, US, San Francisco, UK News, Transport, Lime, Europe Continue, Cycle hire schemes, Milton KeynesThe Uber, Milton Keynes The Californian

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