Will the World Embrace Plan S, the Radical Proposal To Mandate Open Access To Science Papers?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Magazine: How far will Plan S spread? Since the September 2018 launch of the Europe-backed program to mandate immediate open access (OA) to scientific literature, 16 funders in 13 countries have signed on. That's still far shy of Plan S's ambition: to convince the world's major research funders to require immediate OA to all published papers stemming from their grants. Whether it will reach that goal depends in part on details that remain to be se...
Tags: Europe, White House, China, India, Africa, Tech, Canada, Delta, Tokyo, North America, New Delhi, Ottawa, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, AAAS, OA

California woman arrested for allegedly biting jogger

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman they say bit a jogger who pepper-sprayed her dog at a San Francisco Bay Area park. Nineteen-year-old Alma Cadwalader of Oakland was arrested Friday by police with the East Bay Regional Park District. Authorities say Cadwalader’s dog tried to attack the jogger Thursday on a trail […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, California, Ap, Nation, Oakland, Oddities, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland Calif, Cadwalader, Alma Cadwalader, East Bay Regional Park District Authorities

As companies skip big app stores, Apple and Google bleed millions

A growing number of software companies are looking to bypass the dominant app store gatekeepers at Apple and Google - selling their services directly to consumers and undercutting the tech giants that for years have controlled how... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Google, Business

The 5 Most Important SEO Trends for 2019 You Can't Ignore

by Robert Clough SEO is a vital component of any company's business plan. Search Engine Optimization allows your brand to get seen on the Internet - not an easy feat. Experts predict that by 2020, U.S. businesses will spend $80 billion on SEO services alone! And that's for good reason. Investing in SEO is like investing in your products, goods, or services. The money you spend on SEO comes back in the form of ROI, a loyal client base, and/or better exposure. And since many (we mean many) ...
Tags: Google, Seo, Search Engine Optimization, Seo Strategy, Marketing Campaign, Robert Clough SEO, SEO Hook Agency

Pepsi Is Testing a Snack Delivery Robot On Select College Campuses

MojoKid writes: College students used to have to fend for themselves at the campus convenient store but soon may have the snacks coming to them courtesy of a new delivery service. The PepsiCo Hello Goodness Snackbot, an autonomous delivery robot, will now run snacks around select college campuses to satiate whatever case of the munchies it can. Students, staff, and faculty at the University of Pacific in Stockton, California can now order snacks between 9AM and 5PM through the Snackbot app, whic...
Tags: Tech, Pepsico, Pepsi, Stockton California, University of Pacific

Meet Core77 at CES 2019!

The Core77 editorial team will be diving into CES next week, making sure that what happens in Vegas is shown to the whole world. We'll be hosting a series of speakers on Wednesday, and teaming up with friends to host a party on Thursday. Hope to see you there!View the full content here
Tags: Design, Tech, Exhibitions, Vegas, Consumer Electronics, Design News

'Tracking every place you go': Weather Channel app accused of selling user data

Most popular mobile weather app misled users who shared location information, say Los Angeles prosecutors in lawsuitPeople relied on the most popular mobile weather app to track forecasts that determined whether they chose jeans over shorts and packed a parka or umbrella, but its owners used it to track their every step and profit off that information, Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday.The operator of the Weather Channel mobile app misled users who agreed to share their location information in...
Tags: Apps, Technology, California, Los Angeles, US news, Surveillance, Mobile Phones, Data Protection, US weather, Michael Feuer

Seattle biotech Adaptive Biotechnologies to partner with Genentech

The two companies will develop and commercialize neoantigen-directed T-cell therapies for the treatment of cancers.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Seattle, Genentech

The OTFB: a switchblade-inspired, machined sculpture

Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) has revealed his latest piece: the OTFB (out the front/out the back), a spring-loaded, switchblade-inspired piece that substitutes rotation for a sliding switch, "creating a small amount of mechanical advantage, lessening the effort on the part of the user needed to load the spring in the assembly." The piece is a prototype for a small planned run of 6-12 objects. Well, I consider this first piece to be just the working prototype. There ...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Happy Mutants, Video, News, Sculpture, Chris Bathgate, OTFB, Out The Front/back

Trump says China woes help U.S. in trade talks, downplays Apple warning

President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed a revenue warning from Apple Inc that cited slowing sales in China and said China's weakening economic growth puts the United States in a strong position as negotiators from the world's two largest economies prepare for trade talks next week.
Tags: Apple, Money, China, businessNews, United States, Donald Trump, Apple Inc, Trump

YouTube's Biggest Stars Are Pushing a Shady Polish Gambling Site

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Daily Beast: Untold riches are promised on Mystery Brand, a website that sells prize-filled "mystery boxes." If you buy one of the digital boxes, some of which cost hundreds of dollars, you might only get a fidget spinner -- or you might get a luxury sports car. For just $100, users can win a box filled with rare Supreme streetwear. For only $12.99, they can win a Lamborghini, or even a $250 million mega-mansion billed as "the most expensive Los Angel...
Tags: Youtube, Los Angeles, Tech, Poland, PAUL, Jake Paul, Bryan Ricegum Le

'This is going to get ugly': Azealia Banks ramps up public feud with Elon Musk

Rapper has become embroiled in the fallout over the CEO’s controversial tweet about taking Tesla private It’s back on.The fierce and very public feud between Elon Musk and the rapper Azealia Banks was reignited on Friday after the tech billionaire’s lawyers attacked the rappers’ credibility in a filing in a shareholder lawsuit.
Tags: Music, Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, US news, Culture, Azealia Banks, Silicon Valley

Disney’s Star Wars Land could open in June, says CEO Bob Iger

We know Disney’s Star Wars Land (or “Galaxy’s Edge”, if we’re being formal) is opening sometime in summer 2019. But thats about as exact as anyone at Disney would get. The rumors said June. Now, it seems, so does Disney CEO Bob Iger. Iger casually dropped the June target in an interview with Barron’s (as spotted by the OC Register). You can read the full interview here, but the key bit comes in a question about the strategic impact of Galaxy’s Edge. When Star Wars opens in Anaheim in June and ...
Tags: TC, Florida, Disney, Tech, Pandora, Disneyland, Anaheim, Barron, Bob Iger, Star Wars Land, Bob Iger Iger, Galaxy's Edge

Elon Musk angles to keep his ex and ‘420’ Twitter drama out of lawsuit

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to keep his ex-girlfriend Grimes and alleged acquaintance Azealia Banks out of the official record of a lawsuit concerning his that brought the SEC down on him. An attempt to subpoena both Grimes and Banks was met with stiff opposition by Musk’s lawyer, who accused the plaintiffs of attempting to sensationalize the case. As you may remember — though it seems so long ago now — Musk tweeted that he was “considering taking Tesla private at $420,” adding “Fundi...
Tags: Elon Musk, Lawsuit, Instagram, Banks, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Azealia Banks, SEC, Grimes, Gizmodo, Musk, Sarah Palin, Nick Cannon, 420, Tesla CEO Elon Musk

The hot new tech at the CES 2019 expo

Emotional robots, beer pods, flexible phones and 8K TVs are all part of our CES tech show preview.
Tags: Tech

FlexPai: Hands-on with the first bendy phone

Dan Simmons shares his experience using the world's first foldable smartphone.
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CES 2019: Flawless sun cream without sticky hands

A new body-spraying gadget promises flawless coats of sun cream and cosmetics.
Tags: Tech

Swarms of tiny satellites could act like one giant space telescope

It won’t be long before the James Webb Space Telescope is launched, an enormous and complex feat of engineering — but all one piece. That’s a good thing for now, but new research suggests that in the near future giant telescopes like the Webb might be replaced (or at least augmented) by swarms of tiny spacecraft working in concert. One advance, from Ben Gurion University in Israel, is a leap in the capabilities of what are called synthetic aperture systems. It’s a technique where a single small ...
Tags: Gadgets, Space, Science, Hardware, Israel, Tech, Earth, Mit, James Webb Space Telescope, Webb, Ben Gurion University, Bulbul, Angika Bulbul

Another day, another reversal in the stock market

Signs that the Federal Reserve could hold off on further interest rate hikes coupled with a booming jobs report sent stocks on Wall Street surging to close a volatile first trading week for the New Year. After yesterday’s Apple-induced slide, and in the face of economic indicators that signaled a potential slowdown in global and domestic growth, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, said that the central bank would be “patient” when it comes to raising interest rates. That news, co...
Tags: Apple, TC, Wall Street, Tech, Economics, Economy, Earnings, Federal Reserve, Financial Services, The Washington Post, Brookings Institution, New Years Day, Trump, Fed, Powell, American Economic Association

Researchers Fool ReCAPTCHA With Google's Own Speech-To-Text Service

Researchers at the University of Maryland have managed to trick Google's reCaptcha system by using Google's own speech-to-text service. "[The researchers] claim that their CAPTCHA-fooling method, unCaptcha, can fool Google's reCaptcha, one of the most popular CAPTCHA systems currently used by hundreds of thousands of websites, with a 90 percent success rate," reports Motherboard. From the report: The researchers originally developed UnCaptcha in 2017, which uses Google's own free speech-to-text ...
Tags: Google, Tech, University Of Maryland

LAWSUIT: Los Angeles accuses Weather Channel app of secretly mining user data

The city attorney for Los Angeles is suing the company behind The Weather Channel and its mobile app, and says the app covertly mined user data. The Weather Channel app is hugely popular, and the the lawsuit is a big deal. You can read the lawsuit here [PDF via NYT]. “If the price of getting a weather report is going to be the sacrifice of your most personal information about where you spend your time day and night,” said Michael Feuer, the Los Angeles city attorney, “you sure as heck ought t...
Tags: Post, The Weather Channel, Technology, News, Privacy, Los Angeles, Tech, United States, New York Times, Lawsuits, Ibm, Weather Company, Picks, Location Data, Michael Feuer

What Attorneys Need to Know About Online Reputation Management

Reputation is everything for attorneys. A good one gets you more clients through referrals; a bad one pretty much dooms your practice. So it’s no surprise that attorneys tend to pay close attention to cultivating a good reputation as effective, ethical counselors. But is all your hard work toward that goal reflected in your online reputation? What do prospects see when they type your name into a search engine? If it’s not much, that can often be as harmful as something negative. The infographic ...
Tags: Google, Law, Online Reputation, Reputation, Online Reputation Management, UCSD, SEO PPC, Business Development for Law Firms, Michael Veinbergs, Local Marketing Geeks Michael

Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies

The up to $818 million deal between Locus Biosciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) that was announced yesterday points toward a new path for CRISPR gene editing technologies and (potentially) the whole field of microbiome-targeted therapies. Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Locus is commercializing research initially developed by scientists at North Carolina State University that focused on Cas3 proteins, which devour DNA Pac-Man-style, rather than edit it ...
Tags: TC, Science, Biology, Los Angeles, Tech, Genetics, Tencent, Food And Drug Administration, Disease, North Carolina, Infection, Genetic Engineering, Crispr, Executive, Biotechnology, University Of Southern California

Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold (AMZN)

Ahead of CES 2019, Amazon revealed how many Alexa devices it's sold.  The 100 million figure includes devices that Amazon makes as well as third-party gadgets with Alexa built-in. The announcement comes as Amazon and Google are expected to put their AI voice assistants front and center at CES.  After years of dodging the question, Amazon has finally said exactly how many devices have been sold that have its voice assistant, Alexa, built in — and it's a lot.  In a new interview with The Verge ...
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Amazon Says 100 Million Alexa Devices Have Been Sold

More than 100 million devices with Alexa on board have been sold. From a report: That's the all-too-rare actual number that Amazon's SVP of devices and services, Dave Limp, revealed to me earlier this week. That's not to say Amazon has finally decided to be completely transparent about device sales, however. While the company claims it outstripped its most optimistic expectations for the Echo Dot during the holiday season, Limp wouldn't give a number for that. Instead, Limp says, Amazon is sold ...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Tech, Alexa, Dave Limp, Instead Limp

5 Reasons You Wouldn’t Want to Be in Tim Cook’s Shoes Right Now

Apple’s chief executive has enjoyed enormous success over his seven years running the company, but he’s likely to face tougher times ahead.
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Trump downplays Apple woes, says China economy helps U.S. in trade talks

President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed a revenue warning by Apple Inc and said slowing economic growth in China puts the United States in a strong position as negotiators from the world's two largest economies prepare for trade talks next week.
Tags: Apple, Money, China, businessNews, United States, Donald Trump, Apple Inc, Trump

Trump again says Apple should change how it makes the iPhone

President Donald Trump said Friday he wasn't concerned about Apple's future and again encouraged CEO Tim Cook to move his supply chain to the United States.
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Amazon drops prices on refurbished Apple Watches in this one-day sale

The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches on the market, but it comes with a costly price tag attached. If you take a dip into the refurbished market, you can get the Apple Watch Series 1,2, and 3 at a decent price from Amazon. The post Amazon drops prices on refurbished Apple Watches in this one-day sale appeared first on Digital Trends.
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More than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold

Over 100 million devices with Amazon’s Alexa assistant pre-installed have been sold, the company said Friday. The new metric, revealed by Amazon devices SVP Dave Limp in an interview with The Verge, showcases just how quickly the company has crammed the voice assistant into disparate hardware devices and shoved them out the door. The company did not distinguish further how many of these items were Amazon-built Echo devices and how many were designed by third-party OEMs. The long list of new...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hardware, Siri, Tech, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Dave Limp, Google Home, Google Home Mini Google Home Mini, Alexa Auto

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