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Here's Why Google Employees Are Protesting the Company's Planned Expansion in China

Over 300 Google employees signed an open letter denouncing for the project
Tags: Google, Science, China


Amazon Starts Selling Software To Mine Patient Health Records

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Amazon is starting to sell software to mine patient medical records (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source) for information that doctors and hospitals could use to improve treatment and cut costs, the latest move by a big technology company into the health care industry. The software can read digitized patient records and other clinical notes, analyze them and pluck out key data points, Amazon says. The company is expected...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Amazon Web Services, Matt Wood, Taha Kass Hout, Amazon Comprehend Medical, Kass Hout


Fire and Chaparral - Some Questions

This picture makes it look like our house is up to its decks in chaparral!I chose a dramatic image! Long-time subscribers may note that our blog has taken a break since around early summer. Sorry for our absence. I'm back. I hope. With a theme: wildfire.The recent "Camp Fire" has shocked everyone with is devastation and loss of life. It has killed 88 at last count and obliterated the town of Paradise, which is about 200 miles north of my home. In Southern California, the "Woolsey Fire" in...
Tags: Google, Gardening, California, Wikipedia, Fire, Anna, Malibu, Southern California, Bert, Bewick, Country Mouse, California Chaparral Institute, Chaparral, Chaparral Institute, Bert Wilson, Las Pilitas Nursery


Here’s Why Google Employees Are Protesting the Company’s Planned Expansion in China

Over 300 Google employees signed an open letter denouncing for the project
Tags: Google, News, China, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime, Google Employees Are Protesting the Company


California Battery and EV Car Mandates Will Help Tesla Reach $1 trillion by 2030

Ron Baron of Baron Capital believes Tesla’s electric car and battery storage business will be worth $500 billion each by 2030. This will give Tesla an estimated total market cap of $1 trillion in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, California, Future, Tesla, World, Innovation, Batteries, Electric Cars, Ron Baron, Baron Capital


YouTube just gave a big clue that its $12-a-month Premium service is headed for extinction after only eight months (GOOG, GOOGL)

Starting in 2019, new YouTube original content will be available for free with advertisements, rather than being available exclusively through the company's subscription service, YouTube Premium.  The decision to move its original content outside of its subscription service is to expand its audience and " meet the growing demand of a more global fanbase," YouTube says.  But the move raises serious questions about the future of YouTube's $12-a-month Premium subscription service and underscore...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk, Youtube, Trends, Apple Music, Cobra Kai, YouTube Originals, YouTube Premium YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Originals


3ve Offline: Countless Windows PCs using 1.7m IP addresses hacked to 'view' up to 12 billion adverts a day

Feds, Google, security orgs dismantle fraud botnet, eight people charged A collection of cybersecurity companies, Google, and the Feds are sharing details on how they uncovered and dismantled a massive ad-fraud operation known as "3ve" (pronounced "Eve".)…
Tags: Google, Software


Uber Fined Nearly $1.2 Million By Dutch, UK Over 2016 Data Breach

British and Dutch authorities fined Uber a combined $1.17 million for a 2016 data breach that exposed the personal details of millions of customers. "The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced a $491,284 fine against the ride-sharing company for 'failing to protect customers' personal information during a cyber attack' in October and November of 2016," reports CNBC. "The Dutch Data Protection Authority imposed its own $679,257 penalty for the same incident." From the report: Th...
Tags: UK, Washington, Tech, Netherlands, Cnbc, Ico, Dutch Data Protection Authority, Office ICO


The 16 Tech Gifts That Everyone's Going to Want This Season - All Under $50

Tech gifts are a universal crowd pleaser, but if you're not careful, they can really break the bank. But have no fear; these 16 gifts are all under $50, so you can buy all the latest and greatest accessories and gadgets without worrying about your wallet. Just keep reading to shop our top picks of the season! Related: The Perfect Tech Gifts For Everyone on Your List! ...
Tags: Gift Guide, Shopping, Religion, Holiday, Tech, Gifts, Gifts For Women, Gifts Under $50, Gifts For Men, Tech Gifts


Customer Service Agents Might Be Able To See What You're Typing In Real Time

Gizmodo is warning that some customer service agents might be able to see what you're typing in real time. A reader sent them a transcript from a conversation they had with a mattress company after the agent responded to a message he hadn't sent yet. From the report: Something similar recently happened to HmmDaily's Tom Scocca. He got a detailed answer from an agent one second after he hit send. Googling led Scocca to a live chat service that offers a feature it calls "real-time typing view" to ...
Tags: Tech, Customer Service, Paypal, Gizmodo, Tom Scocca He, Scocca, McDonalds Ikea


Large Genetic Study Finds First Genes Connected With ADHD

A paper published in Nature Genetics this week looked at genetic data from more than 50,000 people, finding 12 different regions of DNA that seemed to play a role in increasing ADHD risk. Ars Technica reports: This evidence comes from a genome-wide association study, or GWAS: a close look at how the DNA of people with ADHD differs from those without. Geneticist Ditte Demontis and her colleagues used data from more than 20,000 people with ADHD, comparing them to a control group of 35,000 people w...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Nature Genetics, Ditte Demontis


Where to find PSG vs. Liverpool on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch PSG vs. Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League, you’ve come to the right place. Turner and Univision’s coverage of the UEFA club competitions continues Wednesday with their broadcast of PSG vs. Liverpool. FOX Sports no longer has the rights, so if you want to watch the game, you have a choice of watching it in Spanish with a free 7-day trial to fuboTV or paying $9.99/month to watch the game on Turner’s B/R Live. Remarkably, the game isn’t being sho...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Soccer, United States, Liverpool, Uefa, Psg, Cnbc, Turner, UEFA Champions League


UK: A Feather In One's App: Why The UK Could Lead The Way For Medical App Patents - Marks & Clerk

Apple's recent announcement that it will be opening its health records application programming interface (API) will be big news for healthcare app developers in the US.
Tags: Apple, UK, News


3ve Offline: Countless Windows PCs using 1.7m IP addresses hacked to click on up to 12 billion adverts a day

Feds, Google, security orgs dismantle fraud botnet, eight people charged A collection of cybersecurity companies, Google, and the Feds are sharing details on how they uncovered and dismantled a massive ad-fraud operation known as "3ve" (pronounced "Eve".)…
Tags: Google, Software


Google Tweaks Email Program That Assumed An Investor Was Male

When Google saw that one of its predictive text technologies assumed someone's gender based on occupation, it blocked the technology from using all gender-based pronouns. (Image credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: Google, News, Josh Edelson


Canadian Intelligence warns against buying tech from state-owned companies

According to documents obtained by the Canadian Press, the Canadian government has been warning against investing in technology served up by state-owned companies as it's highly likely that the hardware could be used as a conduit for corporate espionage. From The Globe & Mail: The RCMP organized two workshops last March — one in Calgary, the other in Toronto — to raise awareness about threats to critical systems, including espionage and foreign interference, cyberattacks, terrorism and sabotage,...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, China, US, Toronto, Intelligence, Canada, Huawei, Calgary, Electronic Frontier Foundation, RCMP, Mounties, The Canadian Press, Canadian Press, Huawei Technologies


Apple and Netflix Are Making Deals With Major Studios – And Reshaping Hollywood

In the wake of production company A24 (the company behind movies like Moonlight, Lady Bird, Hereditary, and Spring Breakers) teaming up with Apple to produce movies for the tech giant, Paramount Pictures has now signed a multi-picture deal to produce movies for Netflix. Read on for how these two deals are defying conventional wisdom from other studios and how they could upend Hollywood from the inside. The Hollywood Reporter says Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a multi-pictur...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, Streaming, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Viacom, Martin Scorsese, Jim Gianopulos, Business and Industry News, Paramount Netflix


The Secret of Effective Lead Magnets

L ead Magnets are still the most effective way to get people to sign up to get regular emails from you so you can build a relationship with them online. But what makes a good lead magnet? And how can you differentiate yours from all the other lead magnets out there. In this video I show you a simple trick to make sure your lead magnet stands out and works to attract your ideal clients. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Marketing, Lead Generation, Authority, Ian, More Clients TV


Rivian debuts an electric pickup and SUV designed to look good while getting dirty

Rivian has kept a relatively low profile since the automotive startup with Midwestern roots launched in 2009. Those days are over. CEO and founder RJ Scaringe unveiled two all-electric vehicles this week at the LA Auto Show that boast some eye-popping battery ranges as well as some noteworthy performance and capability features. Rivian kicked off the week with a reveal of the R1T, a robust-looking 5-passenger electric pickup truck. On Tuesday, Scaringe took it up a notch with the introduction of...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Florida, UK, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Patagonia, Automotive Industry, Michigan, La Auto Show, Illinois, Mitsubishi, Chrysler Corporation, Irvine California, San Jose California, Range Rovers


Scientists’ new approach to invisibility is more HG Wells than Harry Potter

Novel research into cloaking technology conducted at a Spanish university has produced a potential method for making objects invisible from the inside out. Maybe the titular character in HG Wells’ classic novel “The Invisible Man,” who arrives at his transparent state by injecting himself with a special formula, was on to something after all. The research, conducted by a team lead by Alberto Serna and Luis Molina of the University of Extremadura in Spain, was recently published in the Nature sci...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Spain, Harry Potter, Luis Molina, University of Extremadura, Alberto Serna


How Beauty Editors Actually Take Care Of Their Skin In Winter

We’re in winter denial. Even though the first snow has come and gone, we’ve put off pulling out our real cold weather gear (you know, the coat coat), and we haven’t dug out the hat and gloves from the depths of our closet. But we've been taking other precautions to brave the cold weather, like whipping out our most moisturizing skin-care products.This time of year provides us with endless opportunities to feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but it usually has the opposite effect on our skin. Betwee...
Tags: Google, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Germany, Canada, Kate Middleton, Sephora, Tula, Clorox, MEGHAN MARKLE, Andrew Weil, Renée Rouleau, Joanna Vargas, Shani Darden, Bader


Will Digital Turn Every Business Into a Service? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 235)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. As Marc Andreessen once said, software is eating the world. But what does that really mean for your business? Equally importantly, it begs the question, will digital turn every business into a service? The latest episode of Thinks Out Loud has some answers. Show notes as follows: Will Digital Turn Every Business Into a Service? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 235) – Headlines and Show Notes Wy Software is Eating the World Amazon ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, Seo, Expedia, Marc Andreessen, Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB, Tim Peter, Stephen Denny


Amazon unveils server chip, challenging Intel on price

Analysts have speculated for years that cloud providers Amazon, Microsoft and Google would use their large R&D budgets and increasing technical abilities to find less expensive alternatives to Intel chips
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Intel, Amazon Microsoft


Google makes it easier to pair Bluetooth headphones to all your Android devices

Bluetooth headphones sound a lot better than they did a few years ago, but they’re still generally a pain in the butt to pair to multiple devices. Relatively few headphones allow you to be paired multiple devices, and even then, you still have to go through the pairing process with each new device. Apple is the only company that’s really simplified the multi-device pairing process, tieing Bluetooth headphones with its W1 chip to your Apple ID, and allowing them to automatically work across your ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Insider, Plugged


YouTube To Make New Originals Available For Free, Ad-Supported Viewing

YouTube is removing the paywall for its original programming. Starting next year, the company will move to make all of its new original programming available for free for anyone to watch. "With the change, YouTube is moving toward more mainstream celebrity-driven and creator-based reality fare, while it will continue to greenlight scripted productions," reports Variety. From the report: Until now, YouTube Originals have mainly been available on its YouTube Premium subscription service, although ...
Tags: Amazon, Youtube, Tech, Netflix Hulu, YouTube Premium, YouTube Originals


Urban Massage Data Breach Exposed Sensitive Comments On Its Creepy Clients

An anonymous reader shares a report from TechCrunch: Urban Massage, a popular massage startup that bills itself as providing "wellness that comes to you," has leaked its entire customer database. The London, U.K.-based startup -- now known as just Urban -- left its Google-hosted ElasticSearch database online without a password, allowing anyone to read hundreds of thousands of customer and staff records. Anyone who knew where to look could access, edit or delete the database. It's not known how l...
Tags: Google, London, Urban, Tech, Urban Massage Data Breach


Music brings us all together – My weekend at Amsterdam Dance Event 2018

The lights are flashing above, reflections, bright flashes, and flickers. Maybe there’s a disco ball above. Speakers in the corner, hanging from above, behind, in front—the sounds are seemingly coming from everywhere around you. A slick floor; probably some broken glass. The smell of sweat and stale beer. A mass of bodies moving separately but similarly. The dance club is a magical place. • • • Sitting in a dark auditorium in Amsterdam, the night already upon us, I was quickly ushered into an...
Tags: Travel, Google, Music, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Nile Rodgers, Rodgers, Lindy Hop, Donna Summers, Madonna Duran Duran David Bowie, Brooklyn Berlin Amsterdam


Puget Sound VA, GE Healthcare launch 3D imaging partnership

GE Healthcare will provide software and work stations for the 3D printing technology, while the VA will provide feedback on the technology.
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Va, Local Business, GE Healthcare, VA GE Healthcare


Google and Facebook Face European Vexation

Consumer advocates in Brussels accused Alphabet’s Google of violating EU privacy laws for the way it tracks users’ location data, while Facebook in Britain faced ire about Russian activity on the network.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, News, Paid, Eu, Britain, Brussels, Alphabet, Facebook Face


Google workers demand end to censored Chinese search project

More than 200 engineers, designers and managers at Alphabet Inc's Google demanded in an open letter https://medium.com/@googlersagainstdragonfly/we-are-google-employees-google-must-drop-dragonfly-4c8a30c5e5eb on Tuesday that the company end development of a censored search engine for Chinese users, escalating earlier protests against the secretive project.
Tags: Google, Money, businessNews, Alphabet Inc



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