Essential Phone officially discontinued as company shifts focus to future products

The Essential phone might not have seen the success it needed but the phone was well worth for the price after the price cuts. The phone despite the poor sales was always available for those who were interested, however, it went out of stock earlier today and the company now has confirmed that the Essential Phone won’t be restocked as the company shifts its focus to future products. The Essential Phone had gone out of stock at most retail locations including Essential’s own website. Many rece...
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Julia Language Co-Creators Win James H. Wilkinson Prize For Numerical Software

An anonymous reader writes: Three co-creators of the MIT-incubated Julia programming language are the recipients of the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. With origins in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Department of Mathematics, Julia is a programming language created in 2009 by Jeff Bezanson PhD '15, former MIT Julia Lab researchers Stefan Karpinski, and Viral B. Shah, and professor of mathematics Alan Edelman. The prize will be aw...
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How to plan your smart home — and weigh privacy risks

Tech tips: Here’s how to get started on your smart home and what to worry about along the way.
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Clippers’ Tobias Harris would love to be an All-Star

LOS ANGELES — The knock on this season’s Clippers is that they’re a team lacking a star. Technically, that narrative isn’t wrong, so long as you don’t count getting name-dropped in a Drake song as Lou Williams was in “6 Man.” The Clippers are, in fact, lacking an All-Star. Tobias Harris hopes that changes this season, and he isn’t shy about saying so. “That would mean a lot,” Harris said. “As a player, you go out and play at a high level to win basketball games, but you know, to get that type of...
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Alibaba-backed Hellobike bags new funds as it marches into ride-hailing

2018 has been a rough year for China’s bike-sharing giants. Alibaba-backed Ofo pulled out of dozens of international cities as it fought with a severe cash crunch. Tencent-backed Mobike puts a brake on expansion after it was sold to neighborhood services provider Meituan Dianping. But one newcomer is pedaling against the wind. Hellobike, currently the country’s third-largest bike-sharing app according to Analysys data, announced this week that it raised “billions of yuan” ($1 = 6.88 yuan) in a n...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Asia, China, Softbank, Tech, Alibaba, Transport, Tencent, Alipay, Ant Financial, Online Payments, Carsharing, Executive, Meituan-dianping, Didi

Google Photos Now Allows Twice As Many Pics in Live Albums

Storing high-quality pics is a constant pain for any photographer. Relying upon “free accounts” with any web-based service is also prone to future problems. That said, it never stops us from trying to find the next good deal in photo storage – “free” being the price most of us want. Just as Flickr shrinks its library sizes for free users, Google steps into the fray with an expansion of Google Photos that doubles the number of pics you can hold in a live album. Image via Pixabay from
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Google Helps AI Learn To Book Flights on the Web

Researchers at Google's AI labs created a couple of novel neural networks that can succeed in navigating web forms, such as an online flight-booking site. Although baby steps at the moment, the program succeeds as well or better than some models trained using human demonstrations of pointing and clicking. From a report: In a new paper from the team, they trained a neural network to understand the structure of web pages and the choices it can make when filling out forms in an airline ticket booke...
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All the Latest Tech Products Worth Stocking Up On For 2019

Here at POPSUGAR, we love gadgets that make our lives easier. As we head into a new year, we've rounded up the 25 products we're predicting will becomes staples in our routines. From smart lightbulbs (yes, really) to electric bikes and cool cameras, consider this your cheat sheet to what'll be hot in tech in 2019. Related: I Tried to Quit My Smartphone Addiction and (Spoiler Alert) Failed Miserably
Tags: Gadgets, Shopping, Religion, Tech, Tech Shopping, Best of 2019

Where to find Spurs vs. Wolves on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Spurs vs. Wolves on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place. For viewers in the US, Spurs vs. Wolves will be shown on TV and streaming (more details below). Match: Spurs vs. Wolves Kickoff: Saturday, 10am ET Looking to watch Spurs vs. Wolves 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 are all of the deta...
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The hardest things about learning to code by yourself  —  and how to tackle them

Many people have become interested in learning to code in recent years. They either find their way into programming through online courses, or through offline meet ups, or are just simply trying to give it a shot. Websites like, codecademy, and freeCodeCamp are becoming more and more popular. There are a huge number of coding courses out on the web, and also available on YouTube. But coding isn’t easy. Here are some of the challenges we all face when learning to code. Finding the “right...
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TechCrunch’s Favorite Things of 2018

2018! We did it! Way to go, Earth! We’re number one! We’re number one! As we do each year, the TechCrunch Staff — our writers, our illustrators, our editors and more — have gathered together and come up with a mega list of our favorite things of 2018. “Things” here is intentionally defined rather loosely. “Things” here can be a book, or a game, or a concept, or a thought, or an album, or anything else. It can be something that popped up for the first time in 2018, or it can be something we’ve ha...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Hbo, Instagram, Russia, Siri, Tech, Paris, Justin Theroux, Showtime, Nintendo, Harry Potter

EPA Proposes Rule Change That Would Let Power Plants Release More Toxic Pollution

The Trump administration announced on Friday a plan designed to make it easier for coal-fired power plants, after nearly a decade of restrictions, to release into the atmosphere more mercury and other pollutants linked to developmental disorders and respiratory illnesses [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: The limits on mercury, set in 2011, were the first federal standards to restrict some of the most hazardous pollutants emitted by coal plants and we...
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Social media has made Gen Z less engaged in the classroom, says math lecturer Clio Cresswell

Mathematics lecturer noticed the changes in her students after returning to teaching after a five-year break.She says her students are noticeably less engaged, increasingly on their smartphones or computers, and ask more "stupid questions."A batch of results from an ongoing National Institutes of Health study recently showed alarming results about the impacts that screen use has on developing brains. None Clio Cresswell, a mathematics lecturer at the University of Sydney and author of Mathematic...
Tags: Google, Math, Technology, Education, Brain, Innovation, National Institutes of Health, Mind, Nih, University of Sydney, Cresswell, Dowling, Tristan Harris, Gaya Dowling, Clio Cresswell

2018 Golden Dukes Winners Announced!

TPM is pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Golden Dukes Awards, which honor the public figures who managed the most corruption, made the craziest comments, and carried out the most craven deeds, all in the spirit of former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, the father of the modern political scandal. Our fantastic and witty judges — Jason Linkins, Susie Bright, Erin Ryan, Krang Nelson and Simon Maloy — sifted through all 35 nominees in 7 categories to choose the winners. You can cli...
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Everything We Knew About Fuchsia's UI, Armadillo, Is Gone

Over the last two years, we have heard numerous reports about Fuchsia, a new operating system for phones, computers, and just about everything else by Google. We've seen it in a variety of demos, all of which featured a UI, codenamed "Armadillo." Now it seems that Armadillo, and thus everything about Fuchsia we've "seen," has been removed. Reader Suren Enfiajyan shares a report: Everything we've known Fuchsia to look like falls under Armadillo. Last May, when we got our first look at Fuchsia UI,...
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We compared online sofas from Campaign and Burrow to determine which couch startup deserves a spot in your living room

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Taking a cue from the bed-in-a-box industry, a growing number of startups are shipping sofas and other upholstered seating to your door. We tested sofas from two such companies, Burrow and , to determine which one deserves a spot in your living room. Though both are excellent options, I preferred the Campaign Sofa with its ample...
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Google is Reportedly Rolling Out a Feature to Fight Spam in Your Texts

Everyone hates spam texts, but only some Android users are reporting they’re seeing alerts about a new spam protection feature from Google in their Messages app. Read more...
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A year’s worth of Porsche Taycans are already reserved, mostly by Tesla owners

Porsche’s first all-electric sports car might be the most hotly anticipated vehicle of 2019. Even Tesla owners are hooked. In a , Porsche North America president and CEO Klaus Zellmer said if everyone who has placed a deposit to pre-order the car actually buys it, the Taycan will be sold out in its first year of production. Who are these early reservation customers? According to Zellmer, more than half have not owned or do not own a Porsche. More specifically, Zellmer said these potential cu...
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Mark Zuckerberg is ‘proud’ of how Facebook handled its scandals this year

After the year Mark Zuckerberg’s had, you’d think he’d struggle to appear so chipper. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made,” he said in an end-of-year note posted on his Facebook page for everyone to see. Acknowledging that the social network played its part in the spread of hate speech, election interference and misinformation, Zuckerberg’s note seemed more upbeat about his response to the hurricane of hurt caused by the company’s laissez-faire attitude to world affairs and less concerned a...
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President Obama Names His Favorite Books, Movies & Songs of 2018

Photo by Pete Souza via On Facebook this morning, President Obama wrote: "As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may...
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That New Black Mirror Interactive Film From Netflix Doesn't Work on Apple TV

If you were were hoping to enjoy that new Black Mirror movie Bandersnatch on your fancy Apple TV, then apologies. You can’t.Read more...
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Elon Musk wants testers for Tesla’s long-awaited ‘full self-driving’ A.I. chip

Elon Musk is looking for a few hundred more people to test and provide feedback about Tesla's long-awaited Hardware 3 update, according to an internal company message.Hardware 3, first announced in August, will likely expand the autonomous abilities of Tesla cars.It's still unclear just what those expanded capabilities will be, however. None Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants "a few hundred" more people to test out the company's new Autopilot Hardware 3, the long-awaited neural net technology that the co...
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, Innovation, Ai, Musk, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Teslas, Society of Automotive Engineers, Autopilot Hardware

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's 2018: We've Changed, We Promise

It's nearly the new year, which means time for some reflection on what's happened and what's to come. For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, that means looking back on one really tough year. From a report: In his year-end post on Friday, Zuckerberg is optimistic, if a little defensive. He ticked off changes the company's made -- or, as he put it, "We've fundamentally altered our DNA" -- to focus more on handling the bad stuff that happens on Facebook. That includes tackling Russian interference in ou...
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Aaron Lammer, Longform Co-founder

Our guest this week is Aaron Lammer. Aaron is the co-host of the Longform Podcast, which has interviewed non-fiction writers weekly for over half a decade. He has been writing songs with the music project Francis and the Lights since college and lives in Brooklyn. Subscribe to the Cool Tools Show on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Show notes: Audio Hijack Mac Application (Free Trial or $59 License) Audio Hijack is like a router fo...
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Today in Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories: Is Netflix Manufacturing ‘Bird Box’ Memes?

We come to you now with a very important story. Perhaps the most important story you will ever read. Since Bird Box dropped on Netflix December 21, the internet has been inundated with Bird Box memes. Lots of them. So many, in fact, that it’s starting to get suspicious. Now, a new conspiracy theory has surfaced suggesting Netflix is creating the memes themselves, in an effort to drum up more awareness for the Sandra Bullock film. Who knows how high his conspiracy goes!? My mom trying to wak...
Tags: Google, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Rumors, Sandra Bullock, Emily Yoshida, Bird Box, Netflix Manufacturing Bird Box Memes

Notes From A Legal Binge (Part II)

Legal technology has gone from something that no one cared about to one of the industry's most important sectors -- and the conversation continues to mature.
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A great opportunity for India – Foxconn planning to start assemble high-end iPhone soon

Foxconn is planning to start assembling high-end iPhone for Apple in India form coming year 2019 as Nikkei reported. This will start by Foxconn plant in Sriperumbudur town of South Indian state Tamil Nadu. Foxconn already working for Xiaomi in Read more… The post A great opportunity for India – Foxconn planning to start assemble high-end iPhone soon appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, India, Seo, Smartphones, Innovation, Xiaomi, Foxconn, Mobile Tech, Mobiles, Apple Iphone, Apple India, Sriperumbudur, South Indian state Tamil Nadu Foxconn, India Foxconn

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Organic vs Ads, SEO Tips, Sundar Pichai on Core Search & Happy Holidays

This was a very slow week in search, because of the holidays and New Years break. But I did scrounge up some topics to cover. A senior Google search engineer said searchers can...
Tags: Google, Seo, Happy Holidays, Sundar Pichai, Search Buzz Video Round Recap

The Very Slow Movie Player shows a film over an entire year

It seems someone took Every Frame a Painting literally: The Very Slow Movie Player is a device that turns cinema into wallpaper, advancing the image by a single second every hour. The result is an interesting household object that makes something new of even the most familiar film. The idea occurred to designer and engineer Bryan Boyer during one of those times we all have where we are sitting at home thinking of ways to celebrate slowness. “Can a film be consumed at the speed of reading a book?...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Design, Hardware, Film, Tech, Cinema, Boyer, Bill Viola, E Paper, Bryan Boyer

Netflix Permanently Pulls iTunes Billing For New and Returning Users

An anonymous reader shares a report: Netflix is further distancing itself from Apple's 15% iTunes tax bracket. Earlier this year, the streaming giant enabled iOS users in more than two dozen markets to bypass the iTunes payment method as part of an experiment. The company now tells VentureBeat that it has concluded the experiment and has incorporated the change globally. "We no longer support iTunes as a method of payment for new members," a Netflix spokesperson told VentureBeat. Existing member...
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