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Nintendo chief: Seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s president says the Kyoto-based video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises is counting on business outside the game sector for future growth as sales for its Switch console machines fall short of forecasts. Shuntaro Furukawa told reporters Friday that sales in the current quarter are still going strong […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Nintendo, Mario, Tokyo, Kyoto, Shuntaro Furukawa


Scientists Create Super-Thin 'Sheet' That Could Charge Our Phones

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created super-thin, bendy materials that absorb wireless internet and other electromagnetic waves in the air and turn them into electricity. The lead researcher, Tomas Palacios, said the breakthrough paved the way for energy-harvesting covers ranging from tablecloths to giant wrappers for buildings that extract energy from the environment to power sensors and other electronics. D...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Palacios, Tomas Palacios


Xiaomi Redmi Go Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone with 5-inch HD display announced officially, price revealed

After a leak last week, Xiaomi has officially announced the Redmi Go, the company's first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone in Phillipines officially. It has a 5-inch HD screen, Snapdragon 425 SoC with 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera, 4G LTE with dedicated SIM slots and a 3000mAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi Go specifications 5-inch (1280 x 720pixels) HD 16:9 display with 380 nits brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 72% NTSC Color Gamut 1.4GH...
Tags: News, Blogging, Xiaomi, Gpu, Phillipines, Xiaomi Redmi Go, Redmi Go price, Xiaomi Redmi Go price


From Air to Pro, here are the best MacBook deals for February 2019

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers. The post From Air to Pro, here are the best MacBook deals for February 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro


Go-Jek confirms first close of $2B Series F round at $9.5B valuation

Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-hailing company that is challenging Grab in Southeast Asia, has announced the first close of its Series F round, as TechCrunch reported last week. The company isn’t revealing numbers but sources previously told us it has closed around $920 million. Go-Jek is planning to raise $2 billion for the round, as reported last year. Go-Jek said that the first close is led by existing backers Google, JD.com, and Tencent, with participation from Mitsubishi Corporation...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Tech, Companies, Thailand, Philippines, Transport, JD.com, Tencent


We dismantle Facebook’s memo defending its “Research”

Facebook published an internal memo today trying to minimize the morale damage of TechCrunch’s investigation that revealed it’d been paying people to suck in all their phone data. Attained by Business Insider’s Rob Price, the memo from Facebook’s VP of production engineering and security Pedro Canahuati gives us more detail about exactly what data Facebook was trying to collect from teens and adults in the US and India. But it also tries to claim the program wasn’t secret, wasn’t spying, and ...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Usa, Privacy, India, US, Tech, Research, Policy, New York Times, Sandisk, Vpn, Terms Of Service


We dismantle Facebook’s memo defending its Research data-grab

Facebook published an internal memo today trying to minimize the morale damage of TechCrunch’s investigation that revealed it’d been paying people to suck in all their phone data. Attained by Business Insider’s Rob Price, the memo from Facebook’s VP of production engineering and security Pedro Canahuati gives us more detail about exactly what data Facebook was trying to collect from teens and adults in the US and India. But it also tries to claim the program wasn’t secret, wasn’t spying, and ...
Tags: Apple, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Usa, Privacy, India, US, Research, Policy, New York Times, Sandisk, Terms Of Service, Mark


Giving the Humble Stethoscope an AI Upgrade Could Save Millions of Kids

the_newsbeagle writes: The stethoscope is a ubiquitous medical tool that has barely changed since it was invented in the early 1800s. But now a team of engineers, doctors, and public health researchers have come together to reinvent the tool using adaptive acoustics and AI. Their motivation is this statistic: Every year, nearly 1 million kids die of pneumonia around the world, with most deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The death toll is highest among children under the age of 5. The ...
Tags: Tech, South Asia, Saharan Africa, Johns Hopkins University


Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s artist-collaboration platform HitRecord raises $6.4M

In the early 2000s, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt was frustrated with the roles he was being offered. Instead of starring in critically acclaimed indies, he was typecast as “the funny kid on TV” due to roles like Tommy from “3rd Rock from the Sun.” So like anyone who matured alongside the internet, he created a website where he could ideate, produce and share his work. More than 10 years later, he wants to turn that pet project, called HitRecord, into a full-fledged technology company. Onstage at U...
Tags: Startups, Hollywood, Entertainment, Snowden, Funding, Los Angeles, Tech, Venture Capital, Ubisoft, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Kevin Lin, Sundance, Los Angeles California, Tommy, Gordon Levitt, Javelin Venture Partners


Go-Jek makes first close of Series F round at $9.5B valuation

Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-hailing company that is challenging Grab in Southeast Asia, has announced the first close of its Series F round, as TechCrunch reported last week. The company isn’t revealing numbers but sources previously told us it has closed around $920 million. Go-Jek is planning to raise $2 billion for the round, as reported last year. Go-Jek said that the first close is led by existing backers Google, JD.com, and Tencent, with participation from Mitsubishi Corporation...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Tech, Companies, Thailand, Philippines, Transport, JD.com, Tencent


Second China-Bound Apple Car Worker Charged With Data Theft

schwit1 shares a report from Bloomberg: An Apple hardware engineer was charged by the U.S. with stealing the iPhone maker's driverless car secrets for a China-based company, the second such case since July amid an unprecedented crackdown by the Trump administration on Chinese corporate espionage. Jizhong Chen was seen by a fellow Apple employee taking photographs Jan. 11 with a wide-angle lens inside a secure work space that houses the company's autonomous car project, about six months after he ...
Tags: Apple, China, Tech, Bloomberg, Trump, Chen, San Jose California, Jizhong Chen


United States: Qualcomm v. Apple: District Court Excludes Apple's Experts' Testimony Where Relied Upon Licenses Were Not Technologically Comparable - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

The district court also stated that the opinions were too vague to demonstrate a technological comparability.
Tags: Apple, News, United States, Qualcomm, Mitchell LLP, Jeffer Mangels Butler


Apple yoinks enterprise certs from Facebook, Google, killing internal apps, to show its power

You have been warned... Tech giants abuse dev program, iPhone maker eventually undoes ban Analysis After briefly punishing Facebook and Google for violating the rules of its enterprise developer program, Apple has relented. Cupertino is in the process of restoring the digital certificates used by Facebook and Google to sign and distribute in-house iOS apps internally to employees, after revoking them within the past 24 hours.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Software, Cupertino, Facebook Google


Beatings—er, bonuses will continue at Palantir until morale improves

Morale is so bad at Palantir, they're slashing their stock price. In addition to cheaper stock options, the data-mining company is also handing out more internal bonuses, after a succession of shareholder writedowns and political controversies tied to company co-founder and Gawker sue-er Peter Thiel. Lizette Chapman at Bloomberg reports that in 2015, Palantir’s private stock value plateaued, and by now, it has dropped to less than half the $20 billion valuation bestowed by Peter Thiel and othe...
Tags: Post, Business, Technology, News, Bloomberg, Peter Thiel, Gawker, Palantir, Data Mining, Picks, Peter Thiel Lizette Chapman


Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups

Screen time for kids, corporations allegedly not paying people from underrepresented groups and IBM offers some hope for the future of facial recognition technology: These are the topics that Megan Rose Dickey and I dive into on this week’s episode of Mixtape. According to research by psychologists from the University of Calgary, spending too much time in front of screens can stung the development of toddlers. The study found that kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Ibm, Ai, Facial Recognition, Oracle, Megan Rose Dickey, University of Calgary, TechCrunch Mixtape


The Latest: Apple axes Google access to key developer tool

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Apple's denial of an important tool to Facebook (all times local):8 p.m.Google says Apple has also revoked its access to a key developer tool, preventing its employees from testing new app features... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Business, New York


Mueller seized terabytes of data from Roger Stone

In a federal court filing making the rounds on Thursday, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says the evidence seized from Roger Stone's residences is "voluminous and complex," and includes computer storage devices that contain “terabytes” of data representing decades of communication records from Stone's numerous mobile devices and online accounts. His bank records, his text messages, and I'd imagine his passwords or encryption keys. This is only the beginning of what the feds will ...
Tags: Apple, Post, Politics, News, US news, Fbi, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Picks, Brad Heath, Darren Samuelsohn, Melissa McEwan


Windows Setup Error Messages Will Soon Actually Help Fix Problems

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The next major Windows release, the Windows 10 April 2019 Update (codenamed 19H1), is going to offer some significant improvements [to error messages]. Microsoft described them on its Windows Insider webcast, and they were spotted initially by WinFuture. Currently, the best case during installation is something like this screen. The message says that an incompatible application is detected, and a Knowledge Base article is referenced. It tu...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Ars Technica


Looking to upgrade? These are the best iPhone deals for February 2019

Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the absolute best iPhone deals available for February 2019. The post Looking to upgrade? These are the best iPhone deals for February 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Iphone 6, Iphone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X


Tesla Reports Second-Consecutive Profit; CFO Retires Again

Rei writes: Yesterday, Tesla reported their 4th quarter earnings, representing their second consecutive profit. While earnings per share missed analyst expectations ($1.93 vs. $2.20), revenue beat expectations by around $100 million and free cash flow ($910 million) was more than double the First Call consensus of $395 million. Model 3 margins were maintained at an impressive 20% level despite significant reductions in the average sale price in Q4; labor hours fell by 20% in Q4 and 65% in the se...
Tags: Europe, China, Tech, Tesla, Rei, Deepak, Deepak Ahuja, Shanghai Gigafactory, Zach Kirkhorn, Tesla Reports Second Consecutive Profit, Jason Wheeler Ahuja


Facebook and Google Clearly Don't Exist in the Arrowverse

I can believe a child with dark matter shrapnel in her head can create a deadly dreamscape and plot to murder adults. I can believe a man can run faster than the eye can see. I can believe that someone out there in the multiverse would really date Sherloque Wells. But The Flash just stretched believability by…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Journalism, Digital Media, Cw, The Flash, DC Entertainment, Don, Iris West Allen


Apple reactivates Facebook’s employee apps after punishment for Research spying

After TechCrunch caught Facebook violating Apple’s employee-only app distribution policy to pay people for all their phone data, Apple invalidated the social network’s Enterprise Certificate as punishment. That deactivated not only this Facebook Research app VPN, but also all of Facebook’s internal iOS apps for workplace collaboration, beta testing, and even getting the company lunch or bus schedule. That threw Facebook’s offices into chaos yesterday morning. Now after nearly two work days, A...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Privacy, Tech, Research, Policy, New York Times, Vpn, Casey Newton, Kevin Roose, Facebook research


Nintendo is making Dr. Mario for iOS and Android

Nintendo held off on building smartphone games for years, but now they just can’t stop. They started with a little stumble with the short-lived Miitomo, but then found an audience with Super Mario Run. Then came Fire Emblem Heroes. Then Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Dragalia Lost. Next up? Dr. Mario. Nintendo announced this afternoon that it’s working on a title called Dr. Mario World, built in collaboration with LINE (as in the company that makes the LINE chat app. They also make Disney’...
Tags: TC, Disney, America, Tech, Nintendo, Mario, Line, Miitomo, Tsum Tsum, Mario Nintendo


H-1B Visa Lottery Will Now Favor Masters, Doctorate Degree Holders

McGruber shares a report from The San Francisco Chronicle: The Department of Homeland Security announced a rule change Wednesday that will transform the lottery that decides who gets the 85,000 H-1B visas granted to for-profit companies every year. Previously, an initial lottery granted 20,000 visas only to those holding advanced degrees granted by U.S. institutions -- master's degrees or doctorates -- and then a general lottery granted 65,000 visas to all qualified applicants. The Department of...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Department Of Homeland Security, Wipro, Duane Morris, Tata Consultancy Services Infosys, Lisa Spiegel


Amazon's cloud was a $25.65 billion business in 2018, and shows no signs of slowing down (AMZN)

On Thursday, Amazon announced that its cloud business, Amazon Web Services, generated $7.43 billion in net sales this past quarter, and $25.65 billion in all of 2018.  AWS generated $2.2 billion in operating income last quarter, too — accounting for two-thirds of Amazon's entire operating income for the period.  The number two cloud player Microsoft doesn't break out specific revenue for Microsoft Azure, its rival to AWS. But it seems like Microsoft is still playing catch-up to Amazon.   A...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy, Amazon Amazon, AMZN, Intelligent Cloud


Apple Shows Facebook Who Has the Power in an App Dispute

After two days of disruptions, the iPhone maker restored the social network’s access to internal apps that its employees rely on in their jobs.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Cook, News, Privacy, Social Media, Software, Apple Inc, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Timothy D, Mark E, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Silicon Valley (Calif


Apple, the iPhone, and the Innovator's Dilemma

If you re-read the first few chapters of The Innovator’s Dilemma and you insert "Apple" every time Clayton Christensen mentions "a company," a certain picture emerges.
Tags: Apple, Clayton Christensen


Lenovo Ideapad 530s Core i7 Laptop With 512GB SSD For $669.99 Shipped

Lenovo Ideapad 530s Core i7 Laptop With 512GB SSD For $669.99 Shipped Sign up for an account or login to your account and then at checkout use code: LEN123 This is sold on Rakuten directly from Lenovo. This sells for $949.99 on Lenovo.com. Specs: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS anti-glare screen Fingerprint Reader 8th […]
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A popular genealogy website just helped solve a serial killer cold case in Oregon

On Thursday, detectives in Portland, Ore. announced that a long-cold local murder case finally came to a resolution, 40 years after the fact. In 1979, 20-year-old Anna Marie Hlavka was found dead in the Portland apartment she shared with her fiance and sister. According to police, she was strangled to death and sexually assaulted. Police followed a number of leads and kept tabs on the case for decades without a breakthrough. Last May, detectives with Portland’s Cold Case Homicide Detail dug back...
Tags: TC, Texas, Science, Oregon, Dna, Tech, Fbi, Genetics, Portland, Pacific Northwest, Forensics, Moore, McFadden, Parabon, Gedmatch, CeCe Moore


Facebook thinks Amazon's ad business has officially become a threat (FB, AMZN)

Facebook listed Amazon as a competitor for the first time in its annual report. Facebook says it competes with Amazon in advertising. Amazon joins Google, YouTub, Tencent, and Apple on Facebook's official list of rivals. Facebook has a new rival: Amazon.  The two companies have occupied the tech industry's top ranks for years, and they have increasingly encroached on each other's turf. But on Thursday, Amazon's fast-growing online advertising officially became a threat in the eyes of Facebook...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Tencent, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zuckerberg, YouTube Netflix, eMarketer Google, Facebook While Amazon, Google YouTub Tencent



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