Honeymoon Q and A with real brides

Tasmania – Image via In a Faraway Land There’s a lot to consider when planning a honeymoon: where to go, how long for and how far in advance should you book? Unfortunately, Google and all the wedding apps in the world couldn’t give us real world advice or answer any of our questions. So, we’ve done this for you! Meet our recent newlyweds, Jess, Nikaela and Mim who have shared some tips with us on all things honeymoon. Continue reading Honeymoon Q and A with real brides
Tags: Google, Wedding, Tasmania, MIM, Honeymoons, Real Honeymoons, Honeymoon Planning, Faraway Land There, Jess Nikaela

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 1.6.0 Released

Longtime Slashdot reader ole writes: GNOME Internet Radio Locator 1.6.0 is now freely available for GNOME systems. The 1.6.0 release is a stable release with Internet radio stations from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Scotland, France and Belgium, as well as U.S.A., Canada, Mexico and Guatemala, mapped for GNOME Maps and city text search interface with auto-completion for 76 world cities that are featured in this release. You may download the 1.6.0 release of GNOME Internet Radio Locator here...
Tags: Tech, Belgium, Guatemala, Fedora, Canada Mexico, Internet Radio Locator, Norway Sweden Denmark England Scotland France

Apple HomePod comes to China at $400 amid iPhone sales woes

Apple is finally launching HomePod in China, but the timing is tricky as the premium device will have to wrestle with local competitors and a slowing economy. The firm said over the weekend that its smart speaker will be available in Mainland China and Hong Kong starting January 18, adding to a list of countries where it has entered including US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and Spain. The Amazon Echo competitor, which launched in mid-2017, is already available to Chinese...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Asia, Hong Kong, Hardware, China, Siri, Tech, Spain, Artificial Intelligence, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, Baidu

New trailer reveals when Game of Thrones will return

Winter is coming this spring. HBO is finally revealing when season 8 of Game of Thrones will begin. On Sunday, HBO released a new teaser for Games of Thrones that announced the first episode will air April 14. The season 8 teaser, called Crypts of Winterfell, was released on YouTube and played before the third season premiere of True Detective. The teaser depicts Jon Snow, Sansa and Arya Stark walking through a crypt that includes three statutes bearing their likeness. TechCrunch won’t spoil wha...
Tags: TC, Hbo, Television, Fiction, Tech, Game Of Thrones, True Detective, Arya Stark, George R R Martin, Wolf, Winterfell

Cadillac’s first electric vehicle will be a crossover

Cadillac revealed Sunday what will likely be the first electric vehicle in the luxury brand’s portfolio. And surprise, it’s a crossover. The images of the full-size crossover SUV, which was unveiled during a debut party for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in Detroit, kicks off a transformation of GM’s luxury brand. On Friday, GM announced plans to turn Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. No...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Transport, Gm, Detroit, Cadillac, General-motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Escalade, Bolt EV GM

Apple losing India badly: iPhone shipments shrunk by 50%

Apple has shipped almost 50% lesser iPhones in India in 2018 as compared to 2017.The post appeared first on NextBigWhat..
Tags: Apple, Business, India, Tech

The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean

5 reasons you wouldn’t want to be in Tim Cook’s shoes right now

Apple's chief executive is hitting what could be the toughest time of his tenure in the corner office.
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, News, Tim Cook

In price and value, Chinese phone makers outpace Apple in much of the world

China’s biggest smartphone brands are increasingly winning fans in Europe, India and Southeast Asia, where consumers find that the phones can do just about everything an iPhone can do at a fraction of the cost.
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, News, China, Southeast Asia, Europe India, Nation & World

200 Million Chinese Resumes Leak In Huge Database Breach

According to a report from HackenProof, a database containing resumes of over 200 million job seekers in China was exposed last month. "The leaked info included not just the name and working experience of people, but also their mobile phone number, email, marriage status, children, politics, height, weight, driver license, and literacy level as well," reports The Next Web. From the report: Bob Diachenko, Director of Cyber Risk Research at and bug bounty platform HackenProof, found an u...
Tags: China, Tech, Hacken, Bob Diachenko, Diachenko

Outrank The Business Next Door: The 3 Best Local SEO Tips To Implement In Your Strategy In 2019

by Robert Clough SEO is a complex beast. For something just three letters long, it seems there's a never-ending list of things to do to manage your ranking. And we get that. That's what our whole blog is about - helping you figure out what to put on that list. So when it comes to establishing your best local SEO, get a quick start with our guide below. 1. Worship Google My Business What's one thing that all-powerful people love (or search engines in this example)? Themselves. But Googl...
Tags: Google, Small Business, Seo, Local Search, Local Search Marketing, Robert Clough SEO

150 Courses Starting at Stanford Continuing Studies Next Week: Explore the Catalogue of Campus and Online Courses

Quick fyi: I spend my days at Stanford Continuing Studies, where we've developed a rich lineup of online courses for lifelong learners, many of which will get started next week. The courses aren't free. But they're first rate, giving adult students--no matter where they live--the chance to work with dedicated teachers and students. The catalogue includes a large number of online Creative Writing courses,  covering the Novel , the Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Travel Writing, Poetry and more. ...
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Arborists Are Bringing the 'Dinosaur of Trees' Back To Life

Arborists are cloning saplings from the stumps of the world's largest, strongest, and longest-lived trees -- felled for timber more than a century ago -- to create redwood "super groves" that can help fight climate change. "Using saplings made from the basal sprouts of these super trees to plant new groves in temperate countries around the world means the growths have a better chance than most to become giants themselves," reports Quartz. "Their ancestors grew up to 400 ft (122 m) tall and to 35...
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A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’

Twitter has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice. But as it has grown, that unique selling point has set Twitter up for as many challenges — harassment, confusing way to manage conversations — as it has opportunities — the best place to see in real time how the public reacts to something, be it a TV show, a political uprising, or a hurricane. Now, to fix some of the challenges, the company is going to eat its own dogfood (birdf...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Twitter, US, Tech, Nba, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Haider, NDA, Sara Haider, CES 2019

Apple's AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Is In Production

Apple's long-delayed AirPower wireless charging mat might finally be in production. According to a tweet from ChargerLAB, a "credible source" says that Apple has begun manufacturing the long-delayed wireless charging mat. The Verge reports: If true, it could mean that the long-overdue product could finally reach the hands of consumers before too much longer. Apple announced in September 2017, that it was introducing wireless charging capabilities in with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and gave a pre...
Tags: Apple, Tech, ChargerLAB, Luxshare Precision

Retro Futuristic Home Phone

Beautiful phone concept inspired by the look of classic rotary dial telephones. Dreyfuss retro futuristic phone concept designed by Uji Terkuma features touchscreen interface that looks like iconic telephone dials and buttons. Also check out: Rotary Phone Sheep
Tags: Design, Tech, Dreyfuss, Uji Terkuma

This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary, Lady Gaga pulls her R. Kelly collabs from digital shelves, we look at whether robots will ever top the charts, plus how music and video could pull Apple's chestnuts out of the fire. Lady Gaga Pulls R. Kelly Collaboration From Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and More How To Sell Out A Show [Kosha Dillz] Will Robot's Top The Chart? Musician's Voice In Age Of AI How Music and Video Will Rescue Apple [Mark Mulligan] [Author: Owen ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Lady Gaga, Music Business, Owen Davie, Kelly, Mark Mulligan, Lady Gaga Pulls R Kelly

Aaron Swartz's Federal Judge Gives Anonymous Hacker 10 Years In Prison For DDoS Attacks On Children's Hospitals

Danngggg writes: Many will remember Martin Gottesfeld since he was arrested on a speedboat coming from Cuba. He volunteered at trial that he and his wife had just been denied political asylum by Castro. Gottesfeld has said he did it to defend the life of an innocent child named Justina Pelletier. On Thursday, the same judge that over saw the Aaron Swartz case sentenced the Anonymous hacktivist to 10 years in federal prison for a DDoS of Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard-affiliated hospitals, a...
Tags: Tech, Aaron Swartz, Cuba, Martin Gottesfeld, Gottesfeld, Justina Pelletier, Danngggg, Castro Gottesfeld, Boston Children s Hospital Harvard

Chinese teen who sold kidney for iPhone now bedridden for life

A Chinese man is now bedridden for life after he sold one of his kidneys as a teenager to the black market to buy the latest Apple products.Wang Shangkun was 17 when he made the fateful decision. Shortly after the illegal surgery... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, Wang Shangkun

Apple AirPods may be used to spy on conversations, but please don’t

Apple added Live Listen to the AirPods through the iOS 12 update last September, to help users with minor hearing issues. However, a viral tweet is suggesting that the feature may be used to eavesdrop on the conversations of other people. The post Apple AirPods may be used to spy on conversations, but please don’t appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Spying, AirPods

What we learned this week

Great to see the ‘right to repair’ being discussed in both the US and the EU – a legal obligation to make appliances repairable is an important step towards reducing obsolescence and waste. My co-author Katherine Trebeck was interviewed on Good Morning Scotland this weekend, all about the book and her work with the Wellbeing […]
Tags: Scotland, Future, Miscellaneous, US, Eu, Katherine Trebeck

Google: Mobile Usability is Not Related to Mobile-First Indexing by @MattGSouthern

Google's John Mueller clarified that content may be still moved to mobile-first indexing despite not passing the mobile usability test.The post Google: Mobile Usability is Not Related to Mobile-First Indexing by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller

Google Demanded T-Mobile, Sprint To Not Sell Google Fi Customers' Location Data (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: On Thursday, AT&T announced it was stopping the sale of its customers' real-time location data to all third parties, in response to a Motherboard investigation showing how data from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint trickled down through a complex network of companies until eventually landing the hands of bounty hunters and people unauthorized to handle it. To verify the existence of this trade, Motherboard paid $300 on the black market to successfully locate a phon...
Tags: Google, News, United States, Sprint, Motherboard, AT T T Mobile, Msmash, Google Demanded T Mobile Sprint, Google Fi Customers Location Data

Reports: Police Defuse Gas Station Standoff by Having Robot Deliver Vape Pen to Suspect

A six-hour standoff between police and a 40-year-old man who allegedly splashed gasoline on the floor of a Novato, California, convenience store “while threatening to burn it down” and later fled to a nearby Safeway ended when police defused the situation with a robot carrying a vape pen, the Sacramento Bee reported…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Police, Law Enforcement, Robots, Vaping, Safeway, Sacramento Bee, Novato California, Vapes, Vape Pen, Beginning To Suspect 2019 Wont Be Normal Either

Pedestrians, E-Scooters Are Clashing In the Struggle For Sidewalk Space

Slashdot reader mileshigh writes: Activists in California have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that parked scooters littering sidewalks interfere with sidewalk accessibility for people with multiple types of disabilities and violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many people have been wondering when this would happen since California courts are notoriously friendly to ADA complaints and lawsuits. Realistically, this type of lawsuit may well be the Achilles' heel of scooter-sharing s...
Tags: California, Tech, San Diego, Ada

Airlander 10, Butt-Shaped Airship Prototype and World's Longest Aircraft, to Be Retired

Hybrid Air Vehicles, the company behind the Airlander 10 airship (the world’s longest aircraft and also known as the “flying bum” for its resemblance to a butt), said on Sunday that its current prototype will not be rebuilt but that it plans to build a new generation of airships, the Guardian reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, US military, Aircraft, Airlander, Airlander 10, Blimps, Hybrid Air Vehicles, Flying Bum, Airships

Samsung to launch India-first smartphones to counter Chinese rivals

Samsung plans to launch a budget smartphone series in India ahead of a global release, aiming to regain ground ceded to Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market.
Tags: Money, India, Samsung, businessNews, Xiaomi

Testing times for second wave scooter startups

Investors are still pouring millions into scooter startups, albeit sometimes at flat valuations. At the same time a little cash is flowing the other way, in cases where cities have realized the importance of prioritizing the needs of the local environment and its citizens, over and above the ambitions of VCs for a swift and lucrative exit. Scooter startups affected by such regulatory bumps in the road are, unsurprisingly, rather less keen to shout about this sort of policy friction and the negat...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, Berlin, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Sharing Economy, Madrid, GreenTech, Town, El Pais, Reby, Scooter Sharing

Elon Musk Offered Chinese Green Card

hackingbear writes: During Elon Musk's trip to China for the ground-breaking of Tesla's first overseas factory, which will allow it to sell vehicles directly in the world's largest market for electric vehicles, he was offered a Chinese green card when he met with Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday in Beijing, where they discussed Tesla's China ambitions. "I love China and want to come here more often," Musk was quoted as saying in the report. "If you do, we can issue you a Chinese green card," the ...
Tags: China, Tech, Tesla, Beijing, Li Keqiang, Musk, Elon Musk Offered Chinese Green Card, Bernard Feringa

Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Share on Twitter Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the San Francisco immigration office near my startup’s headquarters, I think about how simple a phrase that is for a topic that is so nuanced, especially for me as an immigrant entrepreneur. Growing up in Brazil, I am les...
Tags: Google, Column, Elon Musk, California, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, Berlin, Singapore, Immigration, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Tesla, Canada

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