Canada demands China immediately release citizens detained in ‘retaliation’ arrests

US, UK and EU express support, after two Canadians held in seeming retaliation for arrest of Huawei executiveCanada has made its first formal demand for China to immediately release two citizens who have been detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive.The US, the UK and the EU also issued statements in support of Canada, which has abandoned previous diplomatic caution to demand the men are freed. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, China, Americas, US, Eu, Canada, Asia Pacific, Huawei, Justin Trudeau, US UK

Convo now lets you see which employees got the memo

Convo, a tool perhaps best described as a real-time company message board, picked up a new trick this week: automated acknowledgements. It’s a pretty common thing in the corporate world: you need to send something out to all of the employees at your company, but you also need to know exactly who has seen it (and, of course, who hasn’t.) Who actually got the memo? Can you say that everyone has seen some mandatory reading? Who still needs to see it? You can try to use email read receipts, but thos...
Tags: TC, Tech, Convo, Jim

Electronic Consultation Services Worldwide: Environmental Scan

Background: Excessive wait times for specialist care pose a serious concern for many patients, leading to duplication of tests, patient anxiety, and poorer health outcomes. In response to this issue, many health care systems have begun implementing technological innovations designed to improve the referral-consultation process. Among these services is electronic consultation (eConsult), which connects primary care providers and specialists through a secure platform to facilitate discussion of pa...
Tags: Health, Google, MEDLINE, Econsult

More Companies Are Trying a Four-Day Work Week

Companies around the world have cut their work week down to just four days and found that it leads to higher productivity, more motivated staff and less burnout. Reuters highlights some of those companies: "It is much healthier and we do a better job if we're not working crazy hours," said Jan Schulz-Hofen, founder of Berlin-based project management software company Planio, who introduced a four-day week to the company's 10-member staff earlier this year. In New Zealand, trust company Perpetual ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Berlin, Tech, Tesla, New Zealand, Reuters, Greene, Walter Thompson, Lucie Greene, Perpetual Guardian, Jan Schulz Hofen, Planio, Schulz Hofen

An Amoeba-Based Computer Found Solutions To 8-City Traveling Salesman Problem

dmoberhaus shares a report from Motherboard: A team of Japanese researchers from Keio University in Tokyo have demonstrated that an amoeba is capable of generating approximate solutions to a remarkably difficult math problem known as the "traveling salesman problem." The traveling salesman problem goes like this: Given an arbitrary number of cities and the distances between them, what is the shortest route a salesman can take that visits each city and returns to the salesman's city of origin. As...
Tags: Tech, Tokyo, Keio University

Starlink: Battle for Atlas for Nintendo Switch Available at Best Buy

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Tags: Sponsored, Technology, Parenting, Nintendo, Fun With the Kids

Gatwick drone arrests: two people held over disruption of airport

Two arrests made in relation to ‘criminal use of drones’, police say, as thousands remain stranded Two people have been arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones” which has caused widespread disruption to flights at Gatwick airport, police have said.In a statement released in the early hours of Saturday, Sussex police said the arrests were made just after 10pm on Friday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Technology, UK News, Gatwick, Transport, Gatwick Airport, Drones (non-military

Where to find Chelsea vs. Leicester on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chelsea vs. Leicester on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place. For viewers in the US, Chelsea vs. Leicester will be shown on TV and streaming (more details below). Match: Chelsea vs. Leicester Kickoff: Saturday, 10am ET Looking to watch Chelsea vs. Leicester online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the action. We Recommend: US Only. Here...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Leicester, Cnbc, Roku Amazon Fire TV, Roku Apple, Leagues: EPL

Turn your Google Home Mini into a Mickey!

Partnering with Disney to make a mount for the Google Home Mini, the Otterbox Den series comes in a shape that’s all too familiar. Designed with the silhouette and colors of the world’s most famous rodent, the mount lets you place a black Google Home Mini into it, turning the smart speaker into Mickey Mouse! The mount reroutes the wire from the back, making it look like the tail, and even comes with tiny cutouts at the base where the speaker’s buttons are. The mount makes the Google Home Mini mu...
Tags: Google, Deals, Gadgets, Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Disney, Mouse, Speaker, Product Design, Mickey, Otterbox, Smart Speaker, Google Home Mini, Home Mini

Turn your Google Home Mini into Mickey!

Partnering with Disney to make a mount for the Google Home Mini, the Otterbox Den series comes in a shape that’s all too familiar. Designed with the silhouette and colors of the world’s most famous rodent, the mount lets you place a black Google Home Mini into it, turning the smart speaker into Mickey Mouse! The mount reroutes the wire from the back, making it look like the tail, and even comes with tiny cutouts at the base where the speaker’s buttons are. The mount makes the Google Home Mini mu...
Tags: Google, Deals, Gadgets, Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Disney, Mouse, Speaker, Product Design, Mickey, Otterbox, Smart Speaker, Google Home Mini, Home Mini

Big Ben Brought Back To Life Through Snapchat AR Lens

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: It's not a great time to visit the UK as a tourist. Besides all the Brexit nonsense and the December weather, one of our greatest tourist spots is under scaffolding and silent. Poor old Big Ben (and its Elizabeth Tower) are undergoing refurbishment at the moment, so there's not much to see if you want to snap a photo of the famous view. Snapchat's decided the way to fix this is with a Westminster-specific Snapchat Lens. When you activate the lens...
Tags: UK, London, Tech, Snapchat, Gizmodo, Ben, Benjamin, Elizabeth Tower, Snapchat AR Lens, Eitan Pilipski VP, Snap Camera Platform

An Apple event, but with Bad Lip Reading

Bad Lip Reading has held a special place in my heart longer than just about any other YouTube channel. The formula is just too perfect: take a thing we know, blend it up in a stew of uncanny absurdity, and re-release it into the world. They’ve done it with The Hunger Games, the NFL, and now something readers of this site probably know all too well: a live Apple event. BRB, pre-ordering my Handsome Anthony.
Tags: Apple, TC, Youtube, NFL, Tech, Bad Lip Reading

Beats wireless earphones are cheaper than AirPods and arrive before Christmas

The holidays are practically here, and time is running out to pick up all of those last-minute gifts. So if you're looking to snag a pair of wireless earphones, and have them arrive before Christmas, this Beats sale is exactly what you need. The post Beats wireless earphones are cheaper than AirPods and arrive before Christmas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Home Theater

These Are The Most (& Least) Painful Places To Get A Piercing

Before getting a piercing, one question inevitably runs through your mind: How much is this going to hurt? A Google search will tell you that you're far from alone; that same question, or along the lines of it, has been asked nearly 18 million times before. The age-old inquiry probably hasn't stopped anyone from adding another gold stud to their constellation piercing — but still, we wonder.Los Angeles-based celebrity piercer Brian Keith Thompson tells us that he gets asked, "Is this going to h...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Los Angeles, Thompson, Brian Keith Thompson, LowTechnically's Billionaire CEO Will Not Be Charged With Sexual Assault

In September,'s billionaire founder, Richard Liu, was accused of rape nearly four months ago by a young Chinese student at the University of Minnesota. He was reportedly in Minneapolis for his studies since he is a doctoral student at the university. According to The New York Times, "the Hennepin County attorney's office said that it did not find enough evidence to pursue a sexual assault case against Mr. Liu (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source)." From the report: The of...
Tags: Minneapolis, China, Tech, The New York Times, Liu, Hennepin County, Richard Liu, University of Minnesota He, Liu Qiangdong, Liu Warning, Mr Liu

Sneaky Mac Malware Went Undetected By AV Providers For Four Month

Four months after a mysterious group was outed for a digital espionage operation that used novel techniques to target Mac users, its macOS malware samples continued to go undetected by most antivirus providers, a security researcher reported on Thursday. Ars Technica reports: Windshift is what researchers refer to as an APT -- short for "advanced persistent threat" -- that surveils individuals in the Middle East. The group operated in the shadows for two years until August, when Taha Karim, a re...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Singapore, Tech, Ars Technica, Middle East, Kaspersky, Forbes, Patrick Wardle, Wardle, Darkmatter, Karim, Taha Karim

Crowdfunded developer of space sim Star Citizen takes on $46M in funding at nearly $500M valuation

The story of the game Star Citizen and Cloud Imperium, the company developing it, is almost too ludicrous to believe: a crowdfunding effort to create a space sim of unparalleled size and realism, raising hundreds of millions, with backers paying thousands for ships and gear in a game that’s years from release. Yet it’s real enough that it just pulled in $42 million in private funding to help bring it closer to release. Star Citizen began as the brainchild of Chris Roberts, architect of the Wing ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Crowdfunding, Funding, Tech, Squadron, Star Citizen, Chris Roberts, Calder, Roberts, Assassin, Zomba, Cloud Imperium, Squadron 42, Clive Calder

Teen Drivers: Help Keep them Safe with Monitoring Devices and Apps

Remember how you felt when you got your license and took your first solo drive? We certainly do. Proud, excited and FREE! Earning a driver’s license is the first real step into adulthood and with it comes a lot of responsibility at a young age. Back then, our parents gave us advice to help keep us safe. But there was little beyond this to assist them. Today, we’re lucky to have modern technology like connected devices and smartphone apps to help. Here we take a look at a few options to help kee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Safety, Advice, Uncategorized, Distracted Driving, Autos, Connected Car, Car Tech, Car Safety, Amazon Alexa, Openbay, Life360, Safe Driving, Teen Driver

The Kardashian apps are dead

In this app-laden world, there is now a void. One so large, it will be difficult to fill. Perhaps, the Kardashians will reconsider. The Kardashian sisters, specifically Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner are shutting down their apps in 2019. Kendall Jenner stopped updating her app and website last year.  The apps and accompanying websites were provided through Whalerock Industries. “We’ve had an incredible experience connecting with all of you thorough our apps these past...
Tags: TC, Apps, Television, Kim Kardashian, Tech, Kanye West, Kardashians, Kendall Jenner, Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, App Annie, Dash, Kim Kardashian West, Kim Kardashian West Khloé Kardashian

Mac mini meets Mac IIci

Mac IIci with a Sonnet eGPU. But this is no ordinary IIci… Hotrodders love to customize and trick out their cars. Whether it’s frame off builds or restomods, it’s always exciting to see what people can do to breathe life into old machines. Why shouldn’t computers be any different? I’ve talked a little about the Mac IIci case I acquired several years ago. My plan, at the time, was to incorporate it into a future Hackintosh build. The best laid plans derailed that dream… but putting...
Tags: Comics, Hardware, News, Mac, Etsy, Ebay, Hackintosh, Mac IIci

What's a Bear Market?

The Nasdaq index, which includes major tech companies like Apple and Microsoft, fell into bear market territory at the close of the market Friday, a term that signifies a loss of 20 percent or more from its peak. The Wall Street Journal attributes the decline to a “bevy of concerns, from the Federal Reserve’s pace of…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Stocks, Lifehacks, Federal Reserve, Market, Wall Street Journal, Bear Market

AT&T Will Put a Fake 5G Logo On Its 4G LTE Phones

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: AT&T customers will start to see a 5G logo appear in the corner of their smartphone next year -- not because they're using a 5G phone connected to a 5G network, but because AT&T is going to start pretending its most advanced 4G LTE tech is 5G. According to FierceWireless, AT&T will display an icon reading "5G E" on newer phones that are connected to LTE in markets where the carrier has deployed a handful of speed boosting -- but still definitiv...
Tags: Apple, Tech

The Rodecaster Pro is a perfect centerpiece to a home podcasting studio

My podcasting rig is simple: Two microphones, a Tascam recorder, two XLR cables. I’ve upgraded things a bit in the past year — improved the mics, bought some foam windscreens and bought a pair of tabletop, foldable mic stands. But the principle is the same: take nothing I can’t fit into a laptop sleeve. It’s served me pretty well in the five years I’ve been doing my show. While friends were building soundproof posting studios in their homes, I went with a rig I could take with me. It’s a lot eas...
Tags: Reviews, Podcast, Hardware, Tech, Podcasting, Hannibal Buress, Jordan, Skype, Anthony, Nelson, Lagos Nigeria, RØDE

YouTuber Admits Aspects of Viral HomePod Glitter Bomb Video Were Faked

New submitter ArchieBunker writes: A viral video featuring a booby-trapped HomePod box that pranked package thieves with a glitter bomb has been criticized for faking some of the reactions of the would-be "thieves," who were in fact acquaintances of friends of the video's creator. The video, "Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap" by former NASA engineer Mark Rober, featured the creation of a device constructed inside a HomePod box that spread out glitter once the HomePod box was opened, with four...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Zillow, Mark Rober, Rober

Gaming chat startup Discord raises $150M, surpassing $2B valuation

Chatty gamers are apparently worth billions. Discord, the gaming chat startup with more than 200 million active users, announced Friday that it had secured $150 million in funding at a $2.05 billion valuation. The round was led by Greenoaks Capital with participation Firstmark, Tencent, IVP, Index Ventures and Technology Opportunity Partners. The company announced this past April that they had raised $50 million in funding at a $1.65 billion valuation. With this latest bout of cash, Discord h...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Tech, Greenoaks Capital, Jason Citron, Discord’s billionaire founder Richard Liu won’t be charged in sexual misconduct case

Roughly four months after’s billionaire CEO Richard Liu was arrested and later released by Minneapolis police on suspicion of alleged sexual misconduct, local authorities say they will not be charging him in a sexual misconduct case. In a statement, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said it was not possible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the charges brought against Liu. “As is the case in many sexual assault incidents, it was a complicated situation,” said Freeman in the rel...
Tags: TC, Minneapolis, China, Tech,, WSJ, Liu, Freeman, University of Minnesota, Mike Freeman, Richard Liu

A runaway GoFundMe campaign to build Trumps’ border wall raises questions about its funding — and the future

Florida men are seemingly involved in so many strange happenings involving pythons, alligators, and restaurant break-ins that when a parody “Florida Man” Twitter account surfaced back in 2013, it became an immediate sensation. But a five-day-old GoFundMe fundraiser for Donald Trump’s border wall by a Florida man is starting to look anything like a joke. With ambitions to raise a brow-raising $1 billion, it has already secured nearly $13 million from more than 200,000 individuals since launching ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Post, New York Post, Florida, Nbc, Congress, Washington, Virginia, Iraq, Tech, House, New Jersey, Fox News, Republican, Donald Trump

Stocks hammered again as decade-long rally on Wall Street looks like it’s ending

By MARLEY JAY NEW YORK — After almost 10 years, Wall Street’s rally looks like it’s ending. Another day of big losses Friday left the U.S. market with its worst week in more than seven years. All of the major indexes have lost 16 to 26 percent from their highs this summer and fall. Barring huge gains during the upcoming holiday period, this will be the worst December for stocks since 1931. There hasn’t been one major shock that has sent stocks plunging. Investors fear a recession is coming and a...
Tags: Google, Europe, New York, London, China, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Marley Jay, Facebook and Twitter, Sam Stovall, New York Brent, Amazon Facebook Apple Netflix

Apple Product Launch, a bad lip reading

While I'm sure the new Apple Handsome Anthony will get all the headlines, I'm most excited for the fancy tetra-fusion Hole. And I don't care that it isn't portable yet.
Tags: Apple, Video, News, Funny, Parody, Anthony, Insanely Great

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