Lenovo Z5s with in-display front camera, triple rear cameras to be announced on December 18

Update - December 7, 2018: Even though Lenovo CEO Chang Cheng teased December 6 announcement for the Z5s smartphone. Yesterday insted of announcement, he just posted a photo on weibo showing the phone's triple rear cameras. Earlier today he shared a new invite that says that the phone with triple rear cameras will be announced on December 18th, after the Galaxy A8s announcement on December 10th and Huawei Nova 4 announcement on December 17th. Earlier: After teasers and certification, L...
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Ontario government fires 3 directors after Google deal

TORONTO (AP) — The chairwoman of a government organization that signed a partnership with a Google affiliated company to create a smart-city development in Toronto said she and two other appointed board members have been fired. Waterfront Toronto chair Helen Burstyn confirmed Thursday that herself and board members Michael Nobrega and Meric Gertler have been […]
Tags: Google, Business, News, Toronto, Ap, Ontario, Nation & World, Meric Gertler, Helen Burstyn, Waterfront Toronto, Michael Nobrega

Scientists Develop 10-Minute Universal Cancer Test

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient's bloodstream. The cheap and simple test uses a color-changing fluid to reveal the presence of malignant cells anywhere in the body and provides results in less than 10 minutes. The test has a sensitivity of about 90%, meaning it would detect about 90 in 100 cases of cancer. It would serve as an initial check for cancer, with doctors followin...
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Google’s ambition to disrupt the radio : Launches AI powered audio news feed for smart speakers.

Google is launching a radio-style, on-demand audio news feed available on smart speakers, personalized with the help of artificial intelligence. It has partnerships with more than a dozen news organizations to deliver an audio feed in the same manner as its smartphone news feed. This new experience will bring you an audio news playlist assembled […] More Source
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Trudeau: No politics behind Huawei arrest

Canada's PM gives his first response after the arrest of a Chinese executive that angered Beijing.
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Huawei: Chinese media accuses US of 'hooliganism' over Meng Wanzhou arrest

State-run papers label Washington a ‘despicable rogue’ as Japan moves to ban telecoms company from government contractsChinese media have lashed out at the US over the arrest of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, accusing the country of using “hooliganism” to suppress the Chinese telecom giant at the centre of what is turning into a major diplomatic incident.State-run China Daily said the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer appeared to be part of US efforts to contain the company, whic...
Tags: Business, Japan, Technology, Washington, China, Americas, US, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Huawei, China Daily, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou

YD JOB ALERT: OPPO is looking for an Industrial Designer

Oppo is at the forefront of the smartphone and consumer electronics movement in the east. A company that has pushed for innovation alongside its sister company Vivo, and is also the parent company of OnePlus, Oppo doesn’t shy away from innovation. With phones that boast of advanced electronics, cameras especially (Oppo is widely considered the selfie expert), and overall builds, Oppo ranks 8th in the world’s top smartphone companies. Their electronics division is also known to make some of the w...
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2020 Hyundai Palisade: If The B-52 Were An SUV

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade makes its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  With seating for eight, it will likely be a top choice for larger and/or growing families.  But it ain’t super pretty to look at. Yes, it has a lot of on-board technology. But that front end! Okay, SUVs are The Thing, I get that. Everybody has to make SUVs, I get that too. And everybody has to make a range of SUVs, up to and including big giant ones. I get that also. However, those are reasons, not an excuse. But this, th...
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DeepMind Produces a General-Purpose Game-Playing System, Capable of Mastering Games Like Chess and Go Without Human Help

DeepMind has created a system that can quickly master any game in the class that includes chess, Go, and Shogi, and do so without human guidance. "The system, called AlphaZero, began its life last year by beating a DeepMind system that had been specialized just for Go," reports IEEE Spectrum. "That earlier system had itself made history by beating one of the world's best Go players, but it needed human help to get through a months-long course of improvement. AlphaZero trained itself -- in just 3...
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Google’s Gradient Ventures backs autonomous logistics company Wise Systems

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Wise Systems, which develops autonomous dispatch and routing software for delivery fleets, announced it has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund, led the round. Existing investors E14 Fund, Neoteny, Trucks Venture Capital and Fontinalis Partners also participated. The company, founded in 2014 by MIT and Harvard University graduates, has now raised $8.5 million in total funding. Source: Press release ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Mit, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts, Fontinalis Partners, VC Deals, Gradient Ventures, WISE Systems, Neoteny Trucks Venture Capital

How ads hijacked the dream of the internet. Can digital citizens fight back?

In the 1990s, Silicon Valley promised a global virtual community that would level hierarchies and empower individuals. Instead, we wound up with a habit-forming outrage machine that spies on us. What went wrong?
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SE Ranking Website Audit Review

Last updated on December 7, 2018 at 10:50 am Running a website audit is an extremely important task. It is a lengthy process that requires diligence and often involves attentively scanning through dozens, if not hundreds, of web pages to find weaknesses and areas for improvement. We’d all be spending hours and hours manually checking each web page if it weren’t for website audit tools. Luckily, there are plenty of great ones out there. We are always looking out for awesome tools that can fa...
Tags: Google, Seo, Css, Seo Tool, SE Ranking, Website Audit Tool, Best SEO Tools, Web Audit Tool, Website Audit Tools, SE Ranking Website Audit Review, Woorank Google Lighthouse, Marya Kazakova

How To Get More Visitors To Your Travel Website

Getting traffic to your website can seen like a huge slog when you’re just starting out. It can seem like you’re just a tiny drop in the ocean – and getting out looks as bleak as it gets. However, with a point in the right direction and some top tips, you can get your travel blog from zero to one hundred in a matter of weeks. As long as you follow our guide on how to get more visitors to your travel website, you can’t go far wrong. So, without further ado, here are our top tips to get those cli...
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Microsoft Edge Is Coming to the Mac?

After rumors circulated that such a move was imminent, Microsoft has confirmed that it is indeed shifting from its EdgeHTML back end to Chromium, the open-source project that powers Google Chrome. In confirming the rumor, the company also said it expected this shift could allow it to introduce Microsoft Edge to macOS.Read more...
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Keenmobi – ASO Service App Store Distribution and Marketing for Apps

{Mobile apps are most common mode of time pass. There are a lot of ridiculous apps available in the android market, by way of which you can entertain yourself in cost-free occasions. Here is a checklist of some humorous applications, which undoubtedly act as a energetic go time. Google app promote is probably the most straightforward way to research the cell world-wide-web. If you are not in a place to type what you are searching for in the lookup box, you can just speak what you deman...
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Google Translate Learns To Reduce Gender Bias

Google is working to make Translate less gender-biased by giving both a feminine and masculine translation for a single word. "Previously, the service defaulted to the masculine options," reports CNET. "The new function is available when translating words from English into French, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and Spanish. It provides a similar function when translating into English." From the report: Google Translate learns from the hundreds of millions of already-translated examples available o...
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Google A.I. Fund Leads $7M Boost For Boston Route Logistics Startup

Google’s A.I.-focused fund Gradient Ventures has made its second Boston-area investment by leading a $7 million Series A round for autonomous dispatch and routing software startup Wise Systems.Wise was founded in 2014 by a group of MIT and Harvard graduates. The company says it uses machine learning to autonomously direct delivery operations by melding traditional route efficiency tools with day-of variables such as weather, traffic, closed loading docks, parking limitations, and package types....
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Twitter’s Title Replaced in Google Search Results by @martinibuster

Google shows wrong title for Twitter home page. Was Twitter hacked? Or was it an innocent mistake?The post Twitter’s Title Replaced in Google Search Results by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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Microsoft Urges Congress To Regulate Facial Recognition Technology

In a rough year for tech, Microsoft unseated Apple as the most valuable company. It's cultivated an image as Silicon Valley's elder statesman, urging regulation for technologies it's still developing.
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Tesla's Giant Battery In Australia Saved $40 Million During Its First Year, Report Says

Last December, Tesla switched on the world's biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia to feed the country's shaky power grid for the first day of summer. Neoen, the owner of the giant battery system, released a new report for the first full year of operation and revealed that the energy storage system saved about $40 million over the last 12 months. Electrek reports: The energy storage capacity is managed by Neoen, which operates the adjacent wind farm. They contracted Aurecon to evaluate ...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Tesla, South Australia, Electrek, Neoen, Neoen Here, SA VIC Heywood Interconnector

Apple's iPhone revenue is set to fall this year for just the second time ever (AAPL)

Apple's iPhone revenue is likely to fall 2% in its current fiscal year on an annual basis, UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri said in a new report. The decline, which would be just the second-ever annual iPhone revenue decline, is being driven by weak demand for the new iPhone XR, Arcuri said. But Apple is facing other headwinds, including a decline in its reputation and a maturing global smartphone market. Apple will likely post its first annual decline in smartphone revenue in three years in its cu...
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Apple Watch Series 4 ECG, Irregular Heart Rate Features Are Now Available

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Today, with an update to watchOS, Apple is making its electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) reading feature available to Apple Watch Series 4 owners. It's also releasing an irregular rate notification feature that will be available on Apple Watches going back to Series 1. Both are a part of watchOS 5.1.2. To take an EKG, you open up the EKG app on the Watch and lightly rest your index finger on the crown for 30 seconds. The Watch then acts like a sing...
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Instacrammed: the big fib at the heart of New Zealand picture-perfect peaks

That beautiful getaway shot doesn’t often reveal the dozens queueing behind you for their own moment of peaceOne of New Zealand’s most scenic locations is buckling under the strain of selfie-seeking tourists, with lines of up to an hour to capture scenes of supposed isolation and peace. Roys Peak in Lake Wanaka is one of New Zealand’s most Instagrammed day walks, a three-hour hike that offers sweeping views towards Mount Aspiring and the Southern Alps. Continue reading...
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Top Computer Scientists Form European Lab Devoted to AI

The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems, or ELLIS, will run physical laboratories and create an education program for doctoral students studying a type of AI called machine learning, while building bridges between universities and companies in the region. Siemens AG, Bayer AG and DeepMind, the London-based AI company owned by Google parent Alphabet Inc., are among companies that have pledged to support the group.
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A year after U.S. release, Apple HomePod aims for success in China

Approximately one year after the Apple HomePod launch in the U.S., consumers in China will be able to buy Apple's smart speaker in early 2019. Customers cannot pre-order the HomePod, but the device product page details its audio technology. The post A year after U.S. release, Apple HomePod aims for success in China appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, China, Trends, Home Theater, Smart Home, Apple HomePod

John Bolton says he knew in advance Huawei executive would be arrested

National security adviser said US had long been concerned about role of Chinese tech companies in theft of technological knowhowThe US national security adviser, John Bolton, has said he knew in advance that a top Chinese telecoms executive would be arrested in Canada to face extradition to the US, in what is escalating into a major diplomatic incident.Beijing is calling the release of Meng Wanzhou, the the global chief financial officer of the vast Huawei corporation, and demanded Ottawa and Wa...
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7 things to think about voice

Tom Goodwin Contributor Share on Twitter Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More posts by this contributor Social media, politics, and the bubble of distraction Patterns, Predictability, and the Rise of Donald Trump  The next few years will see voice automation take over many aspects o...
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Verizon: Maybe a Few Hamiltons Would Change You First Responders' Minds

Mobile giant Verizon has faced withering criticism in the months since it throttled Santa Clara County Fire Department firefighters trying to contain California’s Mendocino Complex Fire, then tried to force them to purchase increased data even as they were begging for immediate assistance. It said it would immediately…Read more...
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Google denies claims that it didn’t alert contractors about the active shooter at YouTube — but at least one temp says it’s a ‘big fat lie’ (GOOGL, GOOG)

In an open letter addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday, contract workers at Google — known internally as TVCs — demanded equal pay and equal opportunity to that of their full-time counterparts.  Within the letter, TVCs highlighted the inequity of information sharing for contract workers, including one incident that could have ended fatally: "When the tragic shooting occurred at YouTube in April of this year, the company sent real-time security updates to full-time employees only,...
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Google is Adding Personalized Audio News Feeds to Assistant by @MattGSouthern

Google Assistant will soon be capable of delivering personalized audio news after users say "OK Google, play the news."The post Google is Adding Personalized Audio News Feeds to Assistant by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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