Startups help companies track their competition with spy satellites

High-altitude surveillance was once the domain of global superpowers. Now, a growing number of startups are turning it into a business, aiming to sell insights gleaned from cameras and other sensors on “cube satellites.”
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Bounty Hunters, Monkey Clones, and the Green New Deal: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

January 2019 is nearly over and—for now—so is the month-plus federal government shutdown that blanketed national parks in filth and destruction, played with disturbing consequences for the nationwide “air safety environment,” threw off disaster preparation efforts, broke federal websites, and disrupted scientific…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Credit Cards, Facebook, Space, Music, Science, Technology, Fcc, Privacy, Republicans, Climate Change, Big Data, China, Memory, Marvel, Brands

EU’s antitrust cop lays groundwork for tougher scrutiny — and it may not bode well for U.S. tech giants

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Silicon Valley’s notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union’s antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world’s big tech companies. As the EU’s competition commissioner, Vestager is arguably the world’s most important tech regulator. Since 2014, […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Eu, European Union, Silicon Valley, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, Copenhagen Denmark, Nation & World Politics

A patch uses sweat to get a read on your health

A new generation of devices aim to analyze sweat for many chemicals at once, producing a real-time snapshot of the wearer’s health or fitness.
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Board Question #91945: When and why did ‘tis give way to it’s? -Rainbow ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,When and why did ‘tis give way to it’s?-Rainbow connection A: Rainbow connection, About  maybe? The reason is any historian's guess. Have your own fun looking into what things were changing most in 1750 that may have effected the English language. I don't have a ton of time, resources, or expertise to really vet the reliability of Google's Ngram viewer. But I think it sheds some light on the question, especially looking at how significantly higher the use of  'tis  was...
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Work-Life Balance Is Impossible—Here’s What to Strive for Instead

As a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and mom, I’m here to tell you something that may come as a shock: I can’t find a work-life balance—because it doesn’t exist. If you’re like other busy moms, in moments of desperation you may have googled “work-family balance,” “how to prioritize,” or “advice for working women wanting it all.” There are certainly a lot of articles out there giving advice on these topics, but the problem is, it’s all “click bait.” With my hectic schedule, I know for a fact that ba...
Tags: Google, Sales, Work-life balance, Silicon Valley, Women In Business, Your Career, Garnysh

Is Now the Right Time to Franchise Your Business?

Franchising a business can be an exciting prospect for many entrepreneurs. You have found success locally, and are now ready to expand well beyond your home base. But while the prospect of going nationwide is exciting, there are a number of issues to be aware of. That’s why we asked members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: Q. For anyone thinking about franchising their business, what is one crucial thing they should consider first? 1. Assess if there is enough deman...
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Internet Addiction Spawns US Treatment Programs

SpzToid shares a report from Reuters: When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering. But he was not using drugs. He was hooked on YouTube and video games, to the point where he could do nothing else. As doctors would confirm, he was addicted to his electronics. "After I got my console, I kind of fell...
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LSD Changes Something About the Way People Perceive Time, Even At Microdoses

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Tonic: The perception of time is a fundamental process of the brain, linked tightly to attention, emotions, memory, psychiatric and neurological disorders, and even consciousness -- but while scientists have been anecdotally noting how drugs can change time perception for decades, very few have been able to address the question rigorously with tightly designed studies. Cognitive neuroscientist Devin Terhune says he's been interested in understanding the n...
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Canada's Ambassador to China Fired for Saying End of Huawei Extradition Case Would Be 'Great'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired the country’s ambassador to China, John McCallum, for saying that the detained chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei could make a strong case to avoid extradition to the U.S.—and that perhaps it would be really good if Canada just backed down on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Iran, Cybersecurity, Canada, Espionage, Huawei, Justin Trudeau, John McCallum, Iran Sanctions, Meng Wanzhou

America Is Ignoring The Gun Violence Epidemic Against Women & Nothing Is Being Done To Stop It

At least nine women have been shot to death since Friday in America, many of them by intimate partners and family members.A manhunt concluded in Virginia on January 27 for a suspect who killed his ex-girlfriend along with her brother and husband in Louisiana. After shooting them, he went to his parents’ home, where he shot both his father and mother.Also on January 27, a 15-year-old girl was killed by her 17-year-old boyfriend in Spring, TX. He was reportedly playing with a rifle when he pulled...
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Apple reportedly to launch over-ear headphones as soon as second half of 2019

Apple will reportedly launch its long-rumored over-ear headphones as soon as the second half of 2019. The headphones will feature Apple rather than Beats branding, and are expected to carry some of the technology found in the AirPods. The post Apple reportedly to launch over-ear headphones as soon as second half of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Music, News, Trends, Beats, Apple Headphones

Spanish Officials Want Whoever Owns This Abandoned Aircraft to Pay Their Dang Bill

Officials at Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport in Spain are trying to locate the owner of an abandoned McDonnell Douglas MD87 that has been taking up costly space at the facility for years, CNN reported this weekend.Read more...
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Future’s ‘The WIZRD’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

Future tops the Billboard 200 album chart this week, as his latest album The WIZRD debuts at No. 1. The album is the Atlanta rapper’s sixth No. 1 project, moving 126,000 equivalent album units (15,000 in traditional album sales) opening week according to Nielsen Music. Even more remarkable is Future’s tally of six No. 1s have come in a span of three years, five months and three weeks, first starting with DS2 in August 2015. Featuring appearances by Travis Scott, Young Thug, and Gunna, The WI...
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Facebook Is Shutting Down Moments

Facebook Moments, the standalone mobile app designed to let users privately share photos and videos, is shutting down next month. "Facebook confirmed the app's services will end February 25," reports TechCrunch. "Facebook decided to end support for the app, which hasn't been updated in some time, because people weren't using it." From the report: Moments, which first launched in 2015, has seen some competition from other Facebook products recently, which might have led to its demise. For instanc...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Facebook Moments, TechCrunch Facebook, Rushabh Doshi

Behringer Crave synth: vintage bits, all the extras, $199

Behringer left its big gear salvo for the year for last – Crave is a compact, patchable synth with arp and sequencer for US$199. Behringer’s gear announcements this year stuck mostly to safe bets – clones of a whole lot of Roland gear (SH-101, TR-808, vocoder, modular) and the ARP Odyssey – and most of those the company had revealed in some form long before the NAMM show. More on that separately. But that meant the company hadn’t done what they did with semi-modular Neutron, which was make so...
Tags: Music, Hardware, US, Tech, Usb, Gear, Sequencers, Step-sequencers, Synths, Music Tech, Roland, Korg, Namm, Behringer, Moog, Crave

Apple will reportedly launch over-ear headphones as soon as second half of 2019

Apple will reportedly launch its long-rumored over-ear headphones as soon as the second half of 2019. The headphones will feature Apple rather than Beats branding, and are expected to carry some of the technology found in the AirPods. The post Apple will reportedly launch over-ear headphones as soon as second half of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Music, News, Trends, Beats, Apple Headphones

The Apple Mac Turns 35 Years Old

On Thursday, Tim Cook took to Twitter to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Macintosh, recalling how it changed the world. "35 years ago, Macintosh said hello. It changed the way we think about computers and went on to change the world. We love the Mac, and today weâ(TM)re proud that more people than ever are using it to follow their passions and create the future," Cook tweeted. The Register provides a brief history lesson on how the Mac changed how users interact with computers. Here is an ...
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Germany To Phase Out Coal Use By 2038, Says Report

Germany has laid out a $91 billion plan to phase out its use of coal by 2038, a government-appointed commission said Saturday. "Under the plan, half of the up to $91 billion will go to the regions shuttering plants in the west and east of the country, while the other half will be spent on preventing electricity prices from rising," ABS-CBN News reports. From the report: The commission agreed to the deadline after months of bitter wrangling as pressure mounts on Europe's top economy to step up it...
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Facebook's Plan To Merge WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger Sounds a Privacy Alarm

Facebook's new plan to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger will lead to more data about users being shared between them, a new report warns. The effort to make it easier for people to participate in conversations across its various messaging platforms sounds harmless, but it raises issues about how data will be shared across the platforms, and with third parties. The good news is that the apps will all be required to use end-to-end encryption. MIT Technology Review reports: Face...
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These are the best Honor 8X cases to keep your phone untouched

The Honor 8X is a great midrange phone. But it's not invincible, and if you want to be sure it'll make it to your next upgrade, then you need protection. Here are some of the best Honor 8X cases. The post These are the best Honor 8X cases to keep your phone untouched appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Honor, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week, Honor 8X

Thanks To “Surveillance Capitalism,” The Googleplex Knows What You’ll Buy Next

Careful where and what you click. Every keystroke you make is evidence. If you’re not comfortable with being spied on every time you open a window, I highly suggest you spend some time with this brilliant article by John Naughton in The Guardian. I would say that it is an eye-opening exploration of our lost privacy, […] The post Thanks To “Surveillance Capitalism,” The Googleplex Knows What You’ll Buy Next appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Google, Privacy, Advertising, Data, Consumerism, John Naughton, Industry Analysis

Samsung is ditching plastic packaging

Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will replace plastic packaging used for its bevy of products from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances and wearables with paper and other  environmentally sustainable materials like recycled/bio-based plastics. Samsung will start making the switch in the first half of the year. The company aims to only use paper packaging materials certified by forestry initiatives by next year. By 2030, Samsung says it plans to use 500,000 tons of recycled plastics...
Tags: Wearables, Technology, Samsung, Articles, Tech, Companies, Mobile Phones, Plastic, Recycling, Packaging, Samsung Electronics, Water Conservation, Bio, Head, Mass Production, Plastics

These are the most unforgettable Super Bowl commercials of all time

Every year, several brands attempt to outwit one another with their Super Bowl . But some ads have left an indelible impression on their audiences, carving a space out for themselves in the list of the most unforgettable Super Bowl commercials of all time. Here's our list, featuring iconic Super Bowl ads from Apple and Amazon, to Pepsi and Wendy's. This Super Bowl Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots, and both teams will have their eyes set on the Lombardi troph...
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Google Memo On Cost Cuts Sparks Heated Debate Inside Company

"A 2016 document proposing cost cuts at Alphabet's Google, including fewer promotions and bonuses, sparked heated debate when it was shared inside the technology company for the first time this week," reports Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. "At a companywide townhall meeting on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai fielded questions about the proposals, some of which have been implemented." From the report: The ideas were in a 2016 slide deck drafted by the company's...
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Blue Origin Breaks Ground on Rocket Engine Factory in Huntsville, Alabama

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin has officially started construction on a Huntsville, Alabama facility that will produce engines for its New Glenn two-stage, partially reusable launch system, as well as the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur, Engadget reported.Read more...
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The Entrepreneur’s Essentials #12: Action-oriented communication

As I mentioned at the beginning of this series/ebook, over the years I’ve noticed that I tend to frequently share certain Lucky7 posts with entrepreneurs we’ve backed, team members at, or other startup investors I know. In totality, these posts are at least as long as most business books. So I’m packaging the best of them up for you here in a new series called The Entrepreneur’s Essentials. This series/ebook will be at least 20 posts long, and I’ll add some commentary on how I’ve pers...
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Facebook restricts campaigners’ ability to check ads for political transparency

Social media network says the change was part of crackdown on third party plug-insFacebook has restricted the ability of external political transparency campaigners to monitor adverts placed on the social network, in a move described as an “appalling look” by one of the organisations affected.WhoTargetsMe, a British group dedicated to scrutinising adverts on the social network, has said its activities have been severely restricted by recent changes made by the social network. The change has also...
Tags: Facebook, Transparency, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Advertising, US, Digital Media, Data Protection

10 Solid Marketing Tips for your Contracting Business

Getting exposure is an important part of having a successful business as a home remodeling contractor. Marketing plays a central role for contractors looking to grab a piece of what was a projected 338.6 billion U.S. dollar industry last year alone. Rob Krohn, vice president of marketing for Epcon Franchising, supplied Small Business Trends with 10 solid contractor marketing tips you can use to drum up business. He started our discussion by suggesting contractors dig deep into their pockets so ...
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Amazon Is Pushing Facial Recognition Tech That a Study Says Could Be Biased

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Over the last two years, Amazon has aggressively marketed its facial recognition technology to police departments and federal agencies as a service to help law enforcement identify suspects more quickly. Now a new study from researchers at the M.I.T. Media Lab has found that Amazon's system, Rekognition, had much more difficulty in telling the gender of female faces and of darker-skinned faces in photos than similar services from IBM a...
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