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Emmanuel Newsom?

A youthful and handsome appearance, the blessings of the autocrats and clerics of our times, and a fawning media — all these belonged to French President Emmanuel Macron just a year ago. He was praised as everything from the “new leader of the Free World” to Europe’s Reagan. Today Macron’s presidency is adrift, paralyzed by grassroots opposition to his policies — mostly from the middle and working classes — and a popularity rating about half of that suffered by Donald Trump. Is this the fate tha...
Tags: Europe, California, Opinion, Washington, France, China, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Reagan, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Gop, Houston, Jerry Brown


Pentagon Seeks a List of Ethical Principles for Using AI in War

An advisory board is drafting guidelines that may help shape worldwide norms for military artificial intelligence — and woo Silicon Valley to defense work.
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Pentagon


Anti-Tesla Pickup Truck Drivers Take Over a Supercharger Station -- Again

An anonymous reader quotes Electrek: In what is quickly becoming a problem for some Tesla drivers, pickup truck drivers have again taken over a Supercharger station and yelled profanities in what appears to be an act of protest against Tesla. Earlier this month, we reported on a strange situation at Tesla's Hickory Supercharger in North Carolina where three large pickup trucks blocked access to the station and reportedly chanted "F*** Tesla".... Now it looks like it's becoming a trend since an...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Reddit, North Carolina, Electrek, Hickory Supercharger


Marc Andreessen: audio will be “titanically important” and VR will be “1,000” times bigger than AR

In a new a16z podcast with the venture firm’s founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, there’s a lot to enjoy, from Andreessen’s TV show recommendations to Horowitz’s secret to excellent barbecue. (It’s pretty much just “time,” as you might imagine.) More useful for our founder readers may be Andreessen’s predictions around tech and, because he’s asked about them specifically, his predictions when it comes to wearables, including that virtual reality will be “one thousand” times bigger than au...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Earth, Andreessen, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Magic Leap, Marc Andreessen, Valley, HOROWITZ, Joe Rogan, A16z


Researcher Distributes Tool That Enables Mass-Hijacking of Google Chromecast Devices (gizmodo)

A method a pair of hackers used this week to hijack thousands of Google Chromecast devices is, for those who hadn’t figured it out already, now plain as day.Read more... [Author: Dell Cameron]
Tags: Google, News, Google Chromecast, Dell Cameron


Epic Games Is Exploiting a Loophole in Google's Mobile Ecosystem

The Fortnite publisher offers fellow game developers more lucrative terms in its new app store.
Tags: Google, Finance, Article, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 9052ff59-99a1-543d-8d14-da6ee5ddb267


Will X-rays damage my tablet PC?

I have taken laptops through airport security before, but they close and the screen is not directly exposed to X-rays. However my Lenovo tablet does not have a cover and I am planning on taking it with me on a trip. Should I get some kind of protective sleeve for it?
Tags: Books, Windows Devices, Lenovo


GM and DoorDash Announce Self-Driving Cars Delivering Food In San Francisco

"General Motors is partnering with DoorDash to enable on-demand food deliveries via driverless cars," reports VentureBeat. An anonymous reader quotes their report: The duo announced that a pilot delivery program will kick off in San Francisco in "early 2019," and will involve both meals from restaurants and groceries.... Back in 2016, GM splashed out more than $1 billion to buy Cruise Automation, a startup that developed an autopilot system for existing cars. In the intervening months, the comp...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Cruise, Gm, Honda, Tony Xu Read


Possible Superconductivity In the Brain?

"The unprecedented power of the brain suggests that it may process information quantum-mechanically," according to a new research paper. Long-time Slashdot reader time961 writes: Pavlo Mikheenko, a superconductivity researcher at the University of Oslo, has published a paper in the Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism (abstract only; arxiv pre-print here) suggesting that microtubule structures in pig neurons exhibit evidence of superconductivity that could represent a mechanism for q...
Tags: Tech, University Of Oslo, Slashdot, Pavlo Mikheenko


Will the End of Moore's Law Halt AI Progress?

johnnyb (Slashdot reader #4,816) writes: Kurzweil's conception of "The Singularity" has been at the forefront of the media conception of artificial intelligence for many years now. But how close is that to reality? Will AI's be able to design ever-more-powerful AIs? Eric Holloway suggests that the power of AI has been fueled by Moore's law more than AI technology itself, and therefore hitting Moore's Wall will bring AI expansion to a fast halt. Holloway calls that halt "peak AI...the point whe...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot, Moore, Holloway, Kurzweil, Eric Holloway


Apple Addresses iPad Pro 'Bend' Drama With Support Page Outlining Manufacturing Process

Reports of ever-so-slightly bent 2018 iPad Pros surfaced shortly after their release, with some users claiming that they’d received the product bent straight out of the box. In response to those reports, Apple claimed in December that the issue resulted from the cooling process involved with some of its components and…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Ipad Pro, Bendgate


$1.4 Million Raised on GoFundMe For 'Garbage' Homeopathy Cancer Treatment Scams

"Medical crowdfunding has become a billion-dollar industry practically overnight, led by sites like GoFundMe," reports Gizmodo, citing new research on its dark side: over a million dollars in donations "funneled to ludicrous, unscientific treatments for life-threatening diseases like cancer." The authors of the study, published Thursday in The Lancet, searched for a particular kind of medical crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe: campaigns for cancer treatments that involved the use of homeopathy. ...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Canada, Gizmodo, Simon Fraser University, Snyder, Barnum, Jeremy Snyder, Gizmodo Snyder


How the Apple aftershock was felt in Minnesota and consumer wallets

Few corporate revenue warnings echo the way Apple's did last week.
Tags: Apple, Minnesota


Even More Americans Have Stopped Biking To Work

The percentage of Americans biking to work has dropped for the third year straight, reports the U.S. Census Bureau. An anonymous reader quotes USA Today: Nationally, the percentage of people who say they use a bike to get to work fell by 3.2 percent from 2016 to 2017, to an average of 836,569 commuters, according to the bureau's latest American Community Survey, which regularly asks a group of Americans about their habits. That's down from a high of 904,463 in 2014, when it peaked after four str...
Tags: Usa, California, Tech, Cleveland, Tampa, U S Census Bureau, Dave Snyder, American Community Survey


Why I'll Never Be A Meal Prepper (Nope, Not Even In The New Year)

I don’t recall precisely where I was or what I was doing when I first heard the term “meal prep.” I imagine I was floating somewhere in the deep abyss of the internet, looking for funny memes and grabby headlines to distract me from my late afternoon, office-induced malaise. And one could argue that learning the concept of meal prepping succeeded in this suddenly, I was transported to a world of diced vegetables and identically braised cutlets of salmon, of itemized shopping lists and plastic s...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Netflix, Kansas


Linux For Cars: Tesla Isn't The Only Automaker Running Linux Under the Hood

ZDNet reports that by 2020, "many, if not most, new cars will be running with Linux." While some companies, like Tesla, run their own homebrew Linux distros, most rely on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). AGL is a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for connected cars with over 140 members... Its membership includes Audi, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Mercedes, Suzuki, and the world's biggest automobile company: Toyota. Why? "Automakers are becoming software companies, and ...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Hyundai, Zdnet, AGL, AGL AGL, Audi Ford Honda Mazda Nissan Mercedes Suzuki, Dan Cauchy, Linux Foundation Read


Anti-Coyote Dog Vest

Vest with spikes will protect your dog from coyotes and other wild animals. CoyoteVest pet body armor designed for small dogs helps slow down or prevent a surprise attack from coyotes, birds, and aggressive dogs. Also check out: Cat Battle Armo
Tags: Design, Tech


Get Email Information Into Google Sheets Using GAS

Last updated: 05/01/2019, 1 min read (without the code) Introduction We have already seen how to send emails directly from Google Sheets. In this post, we will learn the opposite: how to retrieve email information using Google Apps Script. We will assume that you have a valid Google account hence, the information you want to retrieve comes from your Gmail. The GAS code relies on a search pattern to perform the searching in your mailbox. There are several options you can use in this pattern:.....
Tags: Google, Seo, Christos Samaras


Apple makes a splash at CES 2019 with privacy-focused billboard in Las Vegas

Apple will not have an official presence at CES 2019. However, it is making a splash at the annual event with a privacy-focused billboard put up near the Las Vegas Convention Center. The post Apple makes a splash at CES 2019 with privacy-focused billboard in Las Vegas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Center, CES 2019, Apple privacy


The 10 best health apps

You should take care of yourself all the time, but if you haven't been, now is the perfect opportunity to get back on track. Check out our favorite health apps designed to get you into better shape. The post The 10 best health apps appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, Fitness Apps, Health & Fitness, Health Apps


Why My Chinese Dad Switched From an iPhone to a Huawei

And what that tells us about the fate of Apple in China.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, China, Smartphones, Huawei, Apple Inc, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Computers and the Internet, Xiaomi Tech, Luxury Goods and Services


President Trump makes fresh gaffes amid China-US trade war

US President Donald Trump has been caught out in a lie once again, this time over claims about Apple.The tech giant this week shocked the globe after experiencing its worst day of trading in years, with stocks tumbling and billions... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, US, Donald Trump, Trump, China US


What Does Warren Buffett Think of Apple's Plunge?

The Oracle of Omaha started stocking up on Apple shares back in 2016.
Tags: Apple, Finance, Article, Omaha, Warren Buffett, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 69d52bf2-c1d2-511d-b253-e0c98b9872c0


Eben Upton Remembers The Years Before the First Raspberry Pi

Tech Republic re-visits the story of the earliest attempts to build the Raspberry Pi, and the dramatic launch of a quest "to rekindle the curiosity about computing in a generation immersed in technology but indifferent to how it worked." [T]he dominant computers -- games consoles and later tablets and smartphones -- no longer offered an invitation to create, but rather to consume. Eben Upton recalls a bonfire party in 2007 where an 11-year-old boy told him he wanted to be an electrical engineer,...
Tags: Raspberry Pi, Tech, Nintendo, Broadcom, Eben Upton, Upton


Apple Phishing Scam Reportedly Looks Alarmingly Like the Real Deal

As phishing scams become increasingly sophisticated and better able to mirror the brands they’re impersonating, it can be difficult for an informed recipient to spot some of the telltale signs of fraud. A new report suggests scammers have found a way to manipulate even caller IDs to appear similar to that of Apple…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Scams, Phishing, Tech Support Scams


Ask Slashdot: Is LinkedIn Still Relevant?

LinkedIn had 590 million members -- though back in 2016 Microsoft conceded that less than 25% of the service's members were active. Yet CNBC recently shared estimates that 95% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find candidates, and touted a new tool called "LinkedIn Hashtags" which lets companies highlight policies like "#dogfriendly" or "#freelunch". But is LinkedIn really helpful for job-seekers? An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: I'm on unemployment and am looking for a new job, and I've...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Linkedin, Tech, Cnbc, Slashdot


The FBI Is Looking Into a Mike Pence Poseur That Texted Republican Members of Congress

The FBI is investigating an incident where someone posing as Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Alyssa Farah, contacted Republican members of the House of Representatives and tried to extract information on their whereabouts and “availability for meetings,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. One GOP…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Republicans, Congress, Cybersecurity, Sms, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Gop, House Of Representatives, Texting, Wall Street Journal, Mike Pence, Alyssa Farah


Apple tries to end bent iPad Pro controversy by explaining manufacturing process

Apple uploaded a new support page that tries to end the bent iPad Pro controversy by explaining the tablet's manufacturing process. The company maintained its position that a slightly bent iPad Pro is normal. The post Apple tries to end bent iPad Pro controversy by explaining manufacturing process appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Ipad Pro, iPad problems


PSA: File your US tax return before scammers steal your refund

It’s tax season! You know what that means? It’s scamming season, too. You might have heard this story before. A scammer starts by spoofing an email pretending to be the chief executive of a company, angrily demanding that someone in accounting or human resources immediately sends over their employees’ W-2 forms “or there will be trouble!” The person doesn’t think twice, not wanting to get told off, and emails back the forms, which spell out exactly how much the employees’ earned and how much the...
Tags: Security, Finance, Government, US, Tech, Tax, Hack, United States, Irs, Internal Revenue Service


Hire faster, work happier: Startups target employment with AI and engagement tools

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations If you have a job today, there’s a good chance you personally reached out to your employer and interviewed with other humans to get it. Now that you’ve been there a while, it’s also likely the workday feels more like a long slog than the fulfilling career move you had envisioned. But if today...
Tags: Wellness, Amazon, Startups, TC, Column, London, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Hiring, Joanna Glasner, BioBeats



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