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Researchers Develop Hydrogel-Based Electrodes For Brain Implants

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Hydrogels are physical and chemical polymer networks capable of retaining large quantities of liquid in aqueous conditions without losing their dimensional stability. They are used in a whole host of applications, and in combination with other components and they acquire specific properties such as electrical conductivity. The Materials + Technology research group in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Environment of the UPV/EHU's Faculty...
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Get Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with Pixel Experience Extended ROM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is amongst best-selling devices launched this year, Xiaomi launched it running on Android Nougat despite launching in February and later in June rolled out Android Oreo update. If we go by the Android update history of Redmi devices then it won’t be wrong to assume that device will not get any Android update as last year’s bestseller Redmi Note 4 is still on Android Nougat 7.0 but users can still enjoy the latest Android on their Redmi Note 5 Pro, thanks to the awesome ...
Tags: Android, Blogging, Xiaomi, Redmi, Android Pie, Redmi Note 5 Pro Android Pie, Redmi Note 5 Pro Pixel Experience Extended, Whyred Android Pie, Whyred Pixel Experience Extended, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Android Pie, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Pixel Experience Extended


DJI’s latest gimbal fits in pockets and comes with a powerful 4K camera

DJI knows a thing or two when it comes to building drones, gimbals, and cameras. Whether its consumer tech or professional gadgetry, DJI’s devices are pretty much the most capable and powerful products in the market… so it doesn’t surprise me that the Osmo Pocket, a small, almost toyish gimbal from DJI’s latest lineup, is an insanely feature-packed and potent device. It comes with DJI’s years of experience in creating stabilizers, both for its drones and for professional filming cameras, and als...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Cameras, Dji, Product Design, Gimbal, Osmo, Osmo Pocket


Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy roasted Larry Ellison by turning the Oracle founder into a cartoon-like face peeking over a wall (AMZN, ORCL)

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy kicked off his talk with a blow at Oracle. Jassy included Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison's face on one of his slides to show different cloud vendors' market shares in the cloud business. "People are sick of it, and now they have choice," Jassy said of Oracle's databases. Ellison also frequently takes opportunities to snub Amazon, especially at Oracle's most recent conference. LAS VEGAS — There's something about executives in the cloud computing busine...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Larry Ellison, Alibaba, Las Vegas, Ellison, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy, Jassy, AMZN ORCL, Oracle Executive, Oracle Jassy


IBM Aims To Meld AI With Human Resources With Watson Suite

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from ZDNet (with some commentary): IBM has launched a unit designed for human resources to better find talent and recruit using artificial intelligence. The company is wrapping its latest HR effort, dubbed IBM Talent & Transformation, which includes select Watson services. According to IBM, its suite of AI tools can help HR become a growth engine to enable digital transformation. AI can be used to revamp workflow, employee engagement, recruitment and retention ...
Tags: Tech, Ibm, Watson, Acton, Zdnet, Forman, Watson Suite


Facebook staff discussed selling API access to apps in 2012-2014

Following a flopped IPO in 2012, Facebook desperately brainstormed new ways to earn money. An employee of unknown rank sent an internal email suggesting Facebook charge developers $250,000 per year for access to its platform APIs for making apps that can ask users for access to their data. Employees also discussed offering Tinder extended access to users’ friends’ data that was being removed from the platform in exchange for Tinder’s trademark on “Moments”, which Facebook wanted to use for...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Privacy, Tinder, California, Tech, Policy, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Facebook privacy, Amazon and Royal Bank Of Canada


Facebook staff discussed selling API access to app developers in 2012-2014

Following a flopped IPO in 2012, Facebook desperately brainstormed new ways to earn money. An employee of unknown rank sent an internal email suggesting Facebook charge developers $250,000 per year for access to its platform APIs for making apps that can ask users for access to their data. Employees also discussed offering Tinder extended access to users’ friends’ data that was being removed from the platform in exchange for Tinder’s trademark on “Moments”, which Facebook wanted to use for...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Privacy, Tinder, California, Tech, Policy, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Zuckerberg, Facebook privacy


Fee, Fi, bring your own one... Google opens up Project Fi to mobes built by Apple, LG, Samsung

Beware, some features are missing depending on which smartie you use Google has loosened its stranglehold on Project Fi, expanding its US cellphone network service beyond its own handsets to competitor smartphones made by Samsung and Apple.…
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Samsung, Software, Apple LG Samsung


Take Zuckerberg's name off our city's hospital, says San Francisco politician

City leader cites ‘continued scandals’, as others begin to question the reputational cost of taking philanthropic funds from FacebookEver since he announced a jaw-dropping $100m donation to the Newark public school system, Mark Zuckerberg’s generous philanthropy has served as one of his key defenses against criticism of himself and his company.But as Zuckerberg’s reputation has been bludgeoned by a seemingly never-ending string of scandals, some recipients of the billionaire’s largesse are begin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Social Networking, California, San Francisco, US news, Newark, Philanthropy, Zuckerberg, Facebook Continue


Apple Promo Offers Up to $100 in Extra Trade-In Credit Toward New iPhone XR or XS (mac rumors)

Apple is offering a limited time promotion that provides up to $100 in additional credit when trading in an iPhone, according to Apple's dedicated trade-in site. When trading in an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, or 8 towards the purchase of an iPhone XR or iPhone XS, customers can get between $25 and $100 extra. With an iPhone 6 Plus, for example, the normal trade-in value is $100, but with the current promotion, customers will get $200 in credit towards the purchase of a new ...
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SMOKING HOT! Check Your AMEX Offers To See If You’re Targeted To Save Another $100 Off Of Today’s Insane Google Fi Offer!

Google Fi is offering gift cards equal to the price of the phone that you buy today for their cell phone service. My AMEX business cards are all targeted for this offer of $100 back when you spend $500 on advertising:   I registered for this offer and then bought a Pixel phone with today’s […]
Tags: Google, Deals, Cell Phones, Amex, Amex Offers


Elon Musk scraps plans for Los Angeles tunnel after lawsuit settlement

Neighborhood advocates argued that the underground project required an environmental review, the Los Angeles Times reportedElon Musk has scrapped his plans to dig through an affluent section of west Los Angeles after his tunneling company reached a settlement in an environmental review lawsuit.The Boring Company “is no longer seeking the development of the Sepulveda test tunnel and instead seeks to construct an operational tunnel at Dodger Stadium”, the firm announced in a statement to NBC News ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Nbc News, Los Angeles, US news, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times reportedElon Musk


Elon Musk to scrap plans for Los Angeles tunnel after lawsuit settlement

Neighborhood advocates argued that the underground project required an environmental review, the Los Angeles Times reportedElon Musk has scrapped his plans to dig through an affluent section of west Los Angeles after his tunneling company reached a settlement in an environmental review lawsuit.The Boring Company “is no longer seeking the development of the Sepulveda test tunnel and instead seeks to construct an operational tunnel at Dodger Stadium”, the firm announced in a statement to NBC News ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Nbc News, Los Angeles, US news, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times reportedElon Musk


The world’s smallest electric multi-tool is the size of a ballpoint pen

Imagine having an entire toolkit in your stationery box, or better still, in your front pocket. That’s pretty much what the Wowstick is gunning for. The pen-shaped, pen-sized rotary-tool works as an electric screwdriver, allowing you to tighten or loosen screws at the press of a button. With literally two buttons to choose from, you can rotate the head of the Wowstick either clockwise or anti-clockwise. A set of 58 bits and tool-heads gives you immense power and flexibility, letting you work m...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Tools, Design, Appliances, Product Design, Multitool, EveryDayCarry, Electric Screwdriver, Standmac, Wowstick, Standmac Inc


Amazon Will Be Off All Oracle Databases By End of 2019, Says AWS Chief

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said in an interview on Wednesday that almost all of Amazon's databases that ran on Oracle will be on an Amazon database instead. "We're virtually done moving away from Oracle on the database side," Jassy said. "And I think by the end of 2019 or mid-2019 we'll be done." CNBC reports: Amazon is reducing its reliance on Oracle for its data needs and is instead using its own services. Jassy said 88 percent of Amazon databases that were running on Oracle will be on...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Oracle, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Aurora, Andy Jassy, Amazon Aurora, Jassy, Redshift Jassy


Amazon takes on Microsoft, targeting hybrid-cloud customers with on-site servers

Amazon is trying to reach larger businesses that want to store some of their technology functions in the cloud while keeping tighter control of others.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Microsoft


Microsoft wins $480 million Army battlefield contract for HoloLens

The contract, which could eventually lead to the military purchasing over 100,000 augmented reality headsets, makes the Army one of Microsoft’s most important HoloLens consumers
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, Army


This New App Is Like Dance Dance Revolution - For Your Face

Fatigued by Cyber Monday shopping? Or just looking for a delightful new way to waste time? Please turn your attention to POPSUGAR's new app, What the Face. It's like Dance Dance Revolution - but for your face. Instead of imitating dance moves, in this game, you "dance" to the music by moving your face and trying to match your expression to the emoji flying at you. Check out a demo below. The app is available for iPhones and iPads, and you can download it now from the Apple store. WTF has a w...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Wtf, Religion, Tech, Popsugar


Google’s Parent Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitoes Worldwide

“You hear that little beating sound?” says Kathleen Parkes, a spokesperson for Verily Life Sciences, a unit of Alphabet. When those 80,000 lab-bred Wolbachia-infected, male mosquitoes mate with their counterpart females in the wild, the result is stealth annihilation: the offspring never hatch.Better make that 79,999.
Tags: Google, Science, Verily Life Sciences, Kathleen Parkes


A new look for Google Translate on the web

It’s been twelve years since the launch of Google Translate, and since then Translate has evolved to keep up with the ways people use it. Initially translating between English and Arabic only, we now translate 30 trillion sentences per year across 103 languages.Google Translate has become an essential tool for communicating across languages, and we recently redesigned the Translate website to make it easier to use. Here’s what you need to know:The site’s new look is now consistent with other Goo...
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Dell Says It Detected A Security Breach Earlier This Month, But Financial Data Was Not Exposed

An anonymous reader quotes writes: "Hardware giant Dell announced today a security breach that took place earlier this month, on November 9," reports ZDNet. "Dell says it detected an unauthorized intruder (or intruders) 'attempting to extract Dell.com customer information' from its systems, such as customer names, email addresses, and hashed passwords." These are accounts used for shopping on the official website and the official support forums. "Though it is possible some of this information wa...
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Free Hour of Coding Sessions for Kids at Apple Stores

Free Hour of Coding Sessions for Kids at Apple Stores Get Free Hour of Coding Sessions for Kids at Apple Stores! This is valid for kids ages 6 and up from December 1st – 14th. It is available at all Apple locations around the world. Get more Freestuff here. The post Free Hour of Coding Sessions for Kids at Apple Stores appeared first on FTM.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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VR game shows how fast 5G could be

VR games and lawnmower bots: How Ericsson is testing 5G
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V-Moda’s SpeakEasy lightning cable promises better sound — for a price

While not for everyone, a third-party lightning headphone cable can improve the sound quality of your existing cans without forcing you to carry around Apple's tiny, but annoying, lightning dongle. The post V-Moda’s SpeakEasy lightning cable promises better sound — for a price appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, Trends, Home Theater, Lightning cable, V Moda, DAC, Moda, Headphone amplifier


‘The Inventor,’ a documentary about Theranos and the ‘psychology of deception,’ will premiere at Sundance

A feature film chronicling the misadventures of Elizabeth Holmes, the criminally charged founder of the once high-flying and now-defunct biotech startup Theranos, will make its official debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in 2019. Titled “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” the film was directed by Alex Gibney and produced by Gibney, Jessie Deeter and Erin Edeiken. Gibney is an Oscar-winning director, known for his documentaries “Taxi to the Dark Side;” “Enron: ...
Tags: TC, Hbo, Jennifer Lawrence, Entertainment, Stanford, Tech, Silicon Valley, Biotech, Alex Gibney, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Adam Mckay, Sundance, Holmes, Park City Utah


Google confirms virtual desktop support will eventually arrive on Chromebooks

Chromebook's support for virtual desktops will someday become a dream come true for multitaskers. Google confirmed that it is exploring this feature, but the Chrome OS maker didn't give a timeline for when it will launch. The post Google confirms virtual desktop support will eventually arrive on Chromebooks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Computing


Nintendo’s Switch fortunes persist

The Nintendo Switch continues to prove itself as quite the formidable little console. Today, Nintendo shared a press release of victory lap brags from its Thanksgiving weekend sales. The company detailed that $250 million in Nintendo products were purchased over the four-day period with the company’s Nintendo Switch console leading the way. The company also revealed that after 20 months, they’ve sold 8.2 million Switch units in the US, with this past week representing the best week of sales f...
Tags: TC, US, Tech, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Mario Party, Super Mario Party


Investors focused on Apple's disappointing iPhone sales are missing the company's hidden goldmine (AAPL)

Apple's stock has fallen sharply this month. Investors have been spooked by the company's decision to discontinue reporting the number of iPhones it sells — and by indications of weak sales of the latest phones. Investors are right to be upset about Apple's decision and concerned about iPhone sales, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said in a new report in which he cut his price target for Apple. But shareholders who get too caught up in the iPhone news are missing a big reason to be bullish about A...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Microsoft, Congress, China, Trends, Tim Cook, Cupertino, Trump, Alex Jones, Wedbush, Ives, Google Pixel, Daniel Ives


What happened when sextortion scammers targeted a BBC Trending reporter?

Investigating cyber criminals who use your password to threaten to expose you on social media
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