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Quantum Computers Pose a Security Threat That We're Still Totally Unprepared For

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: The world relies on encryption to protect everything from credit card transactions to databases holding health records and other sensitive information. A new report from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says we need to speed up preparations for the time when super-powerful quantum computers can crack conventional cryptographic defenses. The experts who produced the report, which was released today, ...
Tags: Israel, Tech, MIT Technology Review


Apple’s HomePod will be available in China starting early next year

“嘿 Siri!” Apple’s HomePod will be available for sale in China early next year. A listing is already up on Apple’s China site, with the smart speaker priced at RMB 2,799 (about $407), or about 17% more than its $349 price in the United States. Though Apple doesn’t list an exact shipping date for Chinese buyers, it says the HomePod will be available in early 2019. HomePod rivals Amazon Echo and Google Home haven’t launched in China, but Apple’s smart speakers will compete with a host of homegr...
Tags: Apple, TC, Australia, China, Tech, United States, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Gartner, Tencent, Baidu, Amazon Echo, United States United Kingdom, Samsung Huawei, Smart Speaker, Google Home


Japan’s Sansan raises $26.5M to help Southeast Asia get more from business cards

The humble business card is a target for disruption in Southeast Asia after Japanese contacts management startup Sansan raised JPY 3 billion ($26.5 million) to expand its business into the region. Founded way back in 2007, Sansan helps bring business intelligence to companies through a system that helps build connections between users and both internal employees and external contacts using, among other things, business cards. “Our purpose is to use tech to enhance the utility and value of bus...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, Social Media, Linkedin, Tech, Software, Thailand, United States, Computing


Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 9.0 Pie beta testing begins [Update: Download Link]

Update: We have managed to get the download link for the Mi A1 Android Pie beta update which is about 1GB in size. Since this is still in beta stage, there might be bugs. It is recommended to backup before updating. We are yet to try flashing it. Xiaomi launched Mi A1 under Android One programme last year in collaboration with Google with an aim to keep the Android version updated for next couple of years. At the event, Xiaomi and Google promised regular security patch updates every month a...
Tags: Google, Android, News, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Fm Radio, Mi A1 Android 9.0, Mi A1 Android Pie, Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 9.0, Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Pie, PDHMIFK


Google is killing off Allo, its latest messaging app flop

It’s official: Google is killing off Allo. The messaging app was only launched in September 2016 but it was pretty much flawed from the word go with limited usage. Google was, once again, painfully late to the messaging game. The company said it had ceased work on the service earlier this year, and now it has announced that it’ll close down in March of next year. “Allo will continue to work through March 2019 and until then, you’ll be able to export all of your existing conversation history f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Verizon, Apps, Technology, Imessage, Tech, Sms, Whatsapp, Software, Computing, Machine Learning, Google Hangouts, Slack, Messaging Apps


Yanny v Laurel in 2018's top trending videos

Carpool karaoke, Ariana Grande, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle all feature in the top 10 list.
Tags: Tech, Harry, Laurel, MEGHAN MARKLE, Yanny


The Important Role of Buy In

According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 70% of employees are disengaged at work. As disengagement arises productivity falls and your bottom line will begin to slip. As a leader it is your job to create buy in from your team that will keep them engaged not just in their role but in you. Buy in from your team means that they will stand behind you and as their leader and will fight to stay engaged. If your team is bought in they are far more likely to engage with any project you give them which will lead ...
Tags: Google, Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Gallup, Presentation Fun Facts, Buy in


FCC Chairman Admits Russia Meddled In Net Neutrality Debate

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has admitted that around 500,000 comments submitted during the net neutrality public comment period were linked to Russia email addresses. "Pai noted in a court filing that most of the comments were in favor of net neutrality, which the FCC repealed last December," reports Engadget. From the report: The New York Times and BuzzFeed News have filed freedom of information requests in the hopes of uncovering the extent of fraudulent comments and Russian influence in the net ne...
Tags: Fcc, Russia, Tech, New York Times, Pai, Ajit Pai


Canada Arrests Top Huawei Executive For Allegedly Violating Iran Sanctions

Canada has arrested Huawei's chief financial officer on suspicion of violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran. "Wanzhou Meng, who is also the deputy chair of Huawei's board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities," reports The Globe and Mail. From the report: "Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1. She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday," Justice depart...
Tags: Tech, Iran, Canada, United States, Vancouver, Globe, Huawei, Meng, Ren Zhengfei, Ian McLeod, Wanzhou Meng, Iran Wanzhou Meng, Canada Arrests Top Huawei


2019 Kia Niro EV: Like A Bank Vault That Makes Cool Noises

The 2019 Kia Niro EV debuts at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Expect quicker charging times and an abundance of safety features. It even makes a futuristic noise that resembles a spaceship. No. Seriously.  Electric vehicles are coming, and they’re coming for every price point and customer out there. What was once the province of rich people with a point to make, is now, or soon will be, within reach of even those of humble means. What Tesla is to guilt-ridden project managers, the Kia Niro EV...
Tags: Apple, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Kia, Rolls Royce, Harman Kardon, Niro, Kia Niro, Car News, Tony Borroz, Kia Niro EV, Los Angeles Auto Show Expect, Kia Motors America Eco, Kia Motors America Tech Connectivity, Android Auto Wireless


Google Refutes DuckDuckGo’s Claims of Creating a “Filter Bubble” by @MattGSouthern

Google has refuted DuckDuckGo’s recent study which claims that Google’s personalized search results create a “filter bubble.” After we covered the results of DuckDuckGo’s study, a Google spokesperson reached out with the following statement: “This study’s methodology and conclusions are flawed since they are based on the assumption that any difference in search results are based on personalization. That is simply not true. In fact, there are a number of factors that can lead to slight difference...
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Danny Sullivan


Google bridges Android and iOS development with Flutter 1.0 (ars technica)

Enlarge Today Google is launching Flutter 1.0, the first stable release of its open-source, cross-platform UI toolkit and SDK. Flutter lets developers share a single code base across Android and iOS apps, with a focus on speed and maintaining a native feel. The announcement was made today at Google's Flutter Live conference in London—a show dedicated entirely to the launch of Google's new developer track. Flutter enables cross-platform app code by sidestepping the UI frameworks of both Androi...
Tags: Apple, Google, London, News, Dart, Sdk, Ron Amadeo, Flutter, SDK Flutter, Flutter Flutter, Enlarge Today Google


A Quarter of Tumblr's Users Are There To Consume Porn, Data Scientists Estimate

On Monday, Tumblr announced that it will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th, alienating a large portion of the site's users who enjoy sharing and consuming NSFW content. Motherboard has surfaced a study conducted in 2017 by two Italian universities and Bell Labs, which found that roughly a quarter of Tumblr users were on the platform largely to consume pornography. From the report: This study was based on the behavior of 130 million users, about half of Tumblr's ent...
Tags: Tech, Tumblr, Bell Labs, Aiello, Nokia Bell Labs, Luca Aiello


How to Enjoy Life

I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m a guest at a holiday get-together, once dinner is over and we begin to appreciate the scale of the impending cleanup, I’m always relieved to be given a clear job to do: collect all the wine glasses, wipe down the table, corral the recyclables. Even scrubbing a stubborn roasting pan is a welcome assignment, at least partly because it relieves you from the alternative, which is to sit there feeling unhelpful while your host does everything. But even aside ...
Tags: Google, Uncategorized, DMV, Lifehacks


Tumblr’s porn ban slams the door on women and other marginalized communities

After graphic images of child sex abuse appeared on Tumblr in November, the app was quickly removed from Apple’s App store (it remained on Google Play). And rightfully so. Child sex abuse imagery has no place online, and Apple was well within its rights to stop distributing an app containing it. Then, in a surprising turn of events, Tumblr invoked the nuclear option, announcing earlier this week that it would ban adult content altogether. In a blog post, CEO Jeff D’Onofrio wrote that “there are ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Opinion, Social Media, Tumblr, Jeff D'Onofrio


'Good for the world'? Facebook emails reveal what really drives the site

Analysis: documents show internal discussions focused on exploiting developers’ hunger for user data to increase revenueThe central mythos of Facebook is that what’s good for Facebook is good for the world. More sharing, more friends and more connection will “make the world more open and connected” and “bring the world closer together”, Mark Zuckerberg has argued, even as his company has been engulfed by scandal.But confidential emails, released Wednesday by the British Parliament, reveal the ha...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Social Networking, Zuckerberg, British Parliament, Facebook Continue


The latest on Messages, Allo, Duo and Hangouts

Communicating with the people in our lives is one of the most important things we do every day, whether it’s chatting with friends about an upcoming trip, calling mom to check in, or touching base with colleagues. Over the past few years, we’ve built products to help improve the way you communicate and today we’re sharing an update on our current efforts, and our focus moving toward a simpler communications experience.Investing more in Messages, and bringing the best of Allo to MessagesWe want e...
Tags: Google, Messages, Hangouts, G Suite, Google Allo, Android Tablet Chromebook


50+ Tech-Savvy Gifts For Every Gadget-Lover on Your Holiday Shopping List

Looking for the coolest new gadget to get the tech-savvy guy on your list? We got you covered with some of the best tech gifts on the market. Whether he likes computer accessories, waterproof speakers, or even robots, there's something for everyone on this list. Get ready to geek out! - Additional reporting by Krista Jones, Chelsea Adelaine Hassler, and Macy Cate Williams Related: ...
Tags: Gadgets, Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Gifts, Men, Stocking Stuffers, Gifts For Men, Holiday Gifts For Men, Krista Jones Chelsea Adelaine Hassler, Macy Cate Williams Related


Neuron Mobility raises $3.7M to bring e-scooters to Southeast Asia’s cities

Despite the rise in electric scooters in the U.S., you’d be forgiven for thinking that Asia — the region where bike-sharing foreshadowed the rise of e-scooters — has been left off the party. But e-scooters have quietly been in the region for some time and now they are beginning to ramp up. Singapore-based Neuron Mobility is one such riser, and the company announced today that it has raised a SG$5 million ($3.7 million) seed round to explore overseas growth opportunities. The money comes from a c...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Thailand, Malaysia, Xiaomi, 500 Startups, Bangkok, Public Transportation


Google Is Shutting Down Its Allo Messaging App, Says Report

According to 9to5Google, citing a source familiar with the plan, Google will "soon" announce that it will be shutting down its Google Allo messaging app. "This development comes almost 8 months after Anil Sabharwal, Vice President of Chrome, Comms and Photos at Google, said that the company was 'pausing investment' in Google Allo," reports 9to5Google. It also comes less than a week after 9to5Google reported that Google will be shutting down Google Hangouts for consumers sometime in 2020. Google ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Tech, Google Allo, Anil Sabharwal, Chrome Comms


How to Simplify Your Business Graphics using Bannersnack

Bannersnack is intuitive and easy to use online tool for streamlining your visual and rich media advertising and marketing. Gone are the days when you could get away with using stock images and unbranded visual media. In order to elbow out the competition, your business must be producing their own rich, unique media and high-quality content. This not only includes the branding of social media, website and third-party platforms but also media buys, advertising and banners. Why Use Bannersnack Ba...
Tags: Google, Photography, Design, Paint, Illustration, Bannersnack, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, Bannersnack Bannersnack, Bannersnack Integrations Bannersnack, Google Doubleclick Facebook, Social Media Marketing Status, Smith Facebook Twitter Instagram, Google Advertising Bannersnack, CMS Integration Bannersnack, AMP Compliance Bannersnack


Apple Music, Coming to a Coffee Shop Near You

Spotify has offered business plans for years. Now it's Apple's turn.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Finance, Article, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 4ffb9806-d745-55fa-81d0-45a78d335308


It's December 2018, and a rogue application can still tell your Apple Mac: I'm your El Capitan now

iOS, macOS, tvOS, Safari, and anyone for some reason using iTunes still on Windows – get patching Apple has released a fresh set of security updates for its Mac and iOS software.…
Tags: Apple, Software


It's December 2018, and your Mac's kernel can be pwned by a rogue app

Apple moves to shore up a baker's dozen weak points in macOS Apple has released a fresh set of updates for its Mac and iOS platforms.…
Tags: Apple, Software


Google Introduces Structured Data for Livestreams by @MattGSouthern

Google is introducing a way for publishers to markup livestreams with structured data.The post Google Introduces Structured Data for Livestreams by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo


Magic Leap loses two women from top executive positions

Magic Leap’s executive team is pretty heavy on the dudes these days. The augmented reality startup’s two female C-suite executives, Chief Marketing Officer Brenda Freeman and Chief Business Officer Rachna Bhasin have recently both stepped back into advisory roles at the company, TechCrunch has learned. Freeman joined the startup two years ago from National Geographic. Bhasin joined the company as Chief Business Officer in October of 2015. With the two executives, both women of color, taking a...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, National Geographic, TechCrunch, Lucas Matney, Freeman, Brenda Freeman, Rony Abovitz, Bhasin, Rachna Bhasin, Magic Leap Problems, VP of Marketing Tannen Campbell


Facebook documents published by UK – the key takeaways

Emails show Zuckerberg targeted Twitter’s Vine and gave some companies special data access, among other revelationsThe UK parliament has published a cache of confidential Facebook documents it obtained from a plaintiff in a California lawsuit. The records, which have been under seal in US courts, provided a rare window into internal discussions at the social network about privacy, user data, the company’s handling of competitors and more.Facebook’s director of developer platforms and programs, K...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, UK, Technology, Social Networking, California, US, US news, Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis


VR helps investigate fires

A system developed by RiVR can scan a scene of real fire damage and then re-create the fire in VR.
Tags: Tech, RIVR


Rumor has it that Google is shutting down its Allo messaging app ‘soon’

Another day, another messaging app reportedly shutting down. Following reports of Google Hangouts shutting down, Google Allo might be next. While Google has yet to confirm, the tech giant is supposedly putting an end to the chat app soon. The post Rumor has it that Google is shutting down its Allo messaging app ‘soon’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, News, Trends, Web, Android Army, Google Allo


Huawei board member arrested in Canada for Iran sanctions violation

For the past couple of years, the United States has been investigating allegations that Huawei shipped American-made products to Iran. The why of the matter is that having Iran get their mitts on US goods is a violation of the trade sanctions that the United States government imposed on the middle eastern nation. The Justice Department Investigation into Huawei was kept quiet until The Wall Street Journal broke the news on it this past April. From the looks of things, investigators must have co...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, Technology, News, China, US, Hp, Iran, Canada, United States, Vancouver, Globe, Sanctions, Huawei, Justice Department, Shenzhen



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