Fritz Baumgarten

Fritz Baumgarten was a German children’s book illustrator active in the early to mid part of the 20th century. He illustrated numerous books, primarily in Germany, working in a nicely finessed combination of ink and watercolor. Baumgarten had a knack for blending the commonplace with the fantastic, putting his elf-like characters and anthropomorphized creatures into scenes of activities that might otherwise seem quite ordinary. Many of his portrayals of the forest floor are nicely naturalist...
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Apple store opponents crowdfund to 'buy' Federation Square building set for demolition

Tech giant’s flagship store would commercialise public square, campaigners sayOpponents of a plan to build an Apple store in Melbourne’s Federation Square have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise $40m to buy the Yarra Building to protect it from demolition.The fundraising stunt – which comes with a promise from organisers that they will never call in the pledges made by supporters – comes as Heritage Victoria is preparing to consider a development application by the Federation Square author...
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83% Of Consumers Believe Personalized Ads Are Morally Wrong

An anonymous reader quotes Forbes: A massive majority of consumers believe that using their data to personalize ads is unethical. And a further 76% believe that personalization to create tailored newsfeeds -- precisely what Facebook, Twitter, and other social applications do every day -- is unethical. At least, that's what they say on surveys. RSA surveyed 6,000 adults in Europe and America to evaluate how our attitudes are changing towards data, privacy, and personalization. The results don...
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Is the Next Big Thing In Tech -- Disconnecting From It?

An anonymous reader quotes CNBC: It is inevitable that artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation will take over some jobs, internet entrepreneur Arianna Huffington told CNBC in a recent email exchange, but that will place a premium on uniquely human qualities in the future labor market -- creativity, compassion, empathy and complex problem-solving. That's where Huffington sees a pressing problem to solve. She says these human qualities are at risk today and the cause is -- no surp...
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The State Of Internet Privacy In 2019

Internet privacy is something that more and more people are becoming concerned with, and for good reason. While our use of websites and apps skyrockets, so does the chance of someone violating your privacy. This is because the incentives are all messed up. It’s common practice for businesses to try and acquire as much personal information about you as possible. That’s because this data is more powerful than ever. When a business has a ton of data about you they can be more effective with their m...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Privacy, Eu, Netflix, Comcast, Vpn, Branding, Napster, FastPeopleSearch, Comcast Xfinity AT T Verizon Fios

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, even without Facebook being fined a dime. The FCO’s decision instead bans the social network from linking user data across different platforms it owns, unles...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tech, Eu, Facebook Messenger, Commission, European Commission, EC, Margrethe Vestager, Zuckerberg, Fco, BBC Radio

'90s-Style 'Captain Marvel' Website Will Have You Nostalgic for Dial-Up

An anonymous reader quotes MovieWeb: The official Captain Marvel website is a blast from the past... Marvel Studios is preparing its final promotional push for the project. This includes TV spots, various forms of merchandise, posters, and in this case, a perfect retro website, tailor made to take us all back to a time when the internet was a whole lot simpler. Instead of flashy high resolution images, we are treated to pixelated versions, which perfectly reimagines the 1990s websites. There's...
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Trump's wall: Mind the gaps

Camera-laden towers and underground sensors plug the gaps in the existing US-Mexico border fence.
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Making magic for The Crimes of Grindelwald

The joint visual effects supervisor behind the Bafta-nominated film explains how the images were made.
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Creating visual effects for The Crimes of Grindelwald

The joint visual effects supervisor behind the Bafta-nominated film explains how the images were made.
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Sony Pictures Open Sources Software Used to Make 'Into the Spider-Verse'

An anonymous reader quotes Variety: Sony Pictures Imageworks has contributed a software tool used to create movies like "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," "Hotel Transylvania 3," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" to the open source community. OpenColorIO, a tool used for color management during the production process, has become the second software project of the Academy Software Foundation, an industry-wide open source association spearheaded by the Linux Foundatio...
Tags: Tech, Sony, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Michael Ford, BSD, Transylvania, Academy Software Foundation, Linux Foundation Sony Pictures Imageworks

Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T emit the most radiation among smartphones, report says

A report by the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection compiled the specific absorption rate of smartphones, which represents the the amount of radiofrequency waves emitted. Xiaomi and OnePlus were found to be the worst offenders. The post Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T emit the most radiation among smartphones, report says appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Google: Hreflang Not a Ranking Signal, But Will Drive Targeted Traffic by @MattGSouthern

Google's Gary Illyes clarified the hreflang attribute is not a ranking signal, though it will result in more targeted traffic.The post Google: Hreflang Not a Ranking Signal, But Will Drive Targeted Traffic by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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Nearly All US Teens Short On Sleep, Exercise

UPI reports: Too little sleep. Not enough exercise. Far too much "screen time." That is the unhealthy lifestyle of nearly all U.S. high school students, new research finds. The study, of almost 60,000 teenagers nationwide, found that only 5 percent were meeting experts' recommendations on three critical health habits: sleep; exercise; and time spent gazing at digital media and television... "Five percent is a really low proportion," said study leader Gregory Knell, a research fellow at Universit...
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After Wells Fargo Outage, Customers Say Direct Deposits Aren't Showing Up

Long-time Slashdot reader TheHawke writes that smoke at a data center triggered embarrassing an outage at America's third-largest bank. CBS News reports: Wells Fargo said that a systems outage prevented some customers from using its ATMs and mobile and online banking services, promising to reverse any fees people incurred because of the disruption. Although the bank said the issue was largely resolved on Thursday, customers said they were still having problems accessing their accounts on Friday...
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What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: 2019 just might be the year that smartphones get fun again. After years of similar form factors and slight upgrades, the mobile industry’s back is against the wall. For the first time ever, sales are down, owning to economic factors and slower upgrade cycles. Most people who want good phones have had access to them for a while, and smartphone makers are providing fewer compelling reasons to buy new ones. With their backs against the wall, handset maker...
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Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members

Fitbit has a new fitness tracker, but it’s one that you can’t buy in stores. The company quietly uncorked the Inspire on Friday, releasing its first product that is available only to corporate employees and health insurance members. The idea is to offer a fully subsidized wearable that helps the company dig deeper into the corporate and business worlds. The new devices are available as a wristband with the option of a clip. The basic tracker’s features are pretty standard and include activity...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, Activity Tracker, Clothing, Ceo, Park, United States, Xiaomi, Medicare, Fitbit, Wearable Technology, Cnbc, Wearable Devices, James Park

New "Metallic Wood" Is As Strong As Titanium But Much Lighter

Titanium "has long been touted as the metal of the future," writes Dwell, "due to its strength, rust resistance, and amazing lightness." But can careful atom-stacking lead to something better? An anonymous reader writes: Researchers have discovered a way to create a new "metallic wood" material that is as strong as titanium, but five times lighter, reports Dwell. "So far, the researchers have built a sheet of nickel with nanoscale pores that is almost 70 percent empty space... It was created by...
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10 Reasons Why Your Exit Strategy Is as Important as Your Business Plan

By Ryan Binkley Often in life, we wait until a change in circumstances to make a big decision. Exit planning is an example of something so many entrepreneurs put off. In business, our focus is firmly on the here and now decisions: marketing, HR, inventory, cash flow, etc. It doesn’t feel like there is the time or the impetus to create an exit strategy, especially if you don’t plan to sell soon. But, you can’t be complacent about exiting your business. A study by Securian Financial revealed that ...
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Ambitious Singapore startup Delegate wants to bring its event booking platform to the US

It’s not often that you hear about a startup from Singapore with ambitions to expand to the U.S, but that’s exactly the goal for event booking service Delegate. Founded in August 2015, the company aims to be a one-stop shop for booking an event, for corporate or personal functions. Beyond the essential step of securing a venue, Delegate’s platform covers a range of different needs that include: food and beverage, photography and videography, flowers and decor, entertainment such as bands, invita...
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Visit to Claire Maziarczyk’s Studio

This past Sunday, I had the good fortune of making a return trip to paste paper artisan Claire Maziarczyk‘s studio. My last visit was nearly ten years ago! Claire posted on the Book Arts Listserv that she was downsizing and was looking to sell not only her fabulous paste papers, but also supplies and equipment. I made the journey with a few of my Book Arts Guild of Vermont cohorts so the trip didn’t seem as long as the 3.5+ hours it took for us to get there. Claire fed us lunch, which was awesom...
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Eight People Suffer Burns After Attempting Viral 'Boiling Water Challenge'

A burn surgeon at Loyola University Medical has treated eight different people for second and third-degree burns after they attempted to replicate the viral "boiling water challenge," according to one local news station. These people (like many others as seen across social media) heated water and threw it into the sub-zero air, expecting it to transform into a powder-like state and blow away in the wind. But that apparently didn't work out for everyone; sometimes the water stayed liquid and hit ...
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Google job listings may mean that the Pixel Watch is on the way

A pair of job listings on the Google Careers website may mean that the Pixel Watch is coming soon. One of the listings is for a Vice President of Hardware Engineering for Wearables. The post Google job listings may mean that the Pixel Watch is on the way appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Champagne Blaster

Instantly turn champagne bottle into a party cannon that sprays up to 30 feet. Bubbly Blaster – patented invention designed to be attached to any champagne bottle with ease. Doubles as a bottle stopper! Also check out: Champagne Bong
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Apple releases fix for FaceTime eavesdropping bug, rewards 14yo

Apple may be giving its customers peace of mind with a newly released fix for its FaceTime security bug, but at least one user is getting something more: money for discovering the vulnerability.Grant Thompson, a 14-year-old in Arizona,... [Author: [email protected]]
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5G vs. LTE: What’s the difference, and does it matter?

Making sense of the latest developments in mobile network technology is a challenge. If you're looking for a quick explanation of what 5G is and how it compares to LTE, then we've got it for you right here. The post 5G vs. LTE: What’s the difference, and does it matter? appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Netflix reportedly paid $10M for campaign documentary featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Freshman Congresswomen and meme queen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is headed to Netflix. The streaming service said this week that it has snapped up ‘Knock Down the House,’ a Sundance award-winning documentary profiling the campaigns of four female progressive candidates, including Ocasio-Cortez, in the 2018 midterm election. The documentary raised money via a Kickstarter campaign last year and it grabbed the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, beating 121 other contenders to...
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'Why Data, Not Privacy, Is the Real Danger'

"While it's creepy to imagine companies are listening in to your conversations, it's perhaps more creepy that they can predict what you're talking about without actually listening," writes an NBC News technology correspondent, arguing that data, not privacy, is the real danger. Your data -- the abstract portrait of who you are, and, more importantly, of who you are compared to other people -- is your real vulnerability when it comes to the companies that make money offering ostensibly free serv...
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YouTube Struggles To Fight Mobs Weaponizing Their 'Dislike' Button

"YouTube is no stranger to viewers weaponizing the dislike button, as seen by the company's recent Rewind video, but the product development team is working on a way to tackle the issue," writes the Verge. Suren Enfiajyan shares their report on a new video by Tom Leung, YouTube's director of project management. "Dislike mobs" are the YouTube equivalent to review bombings on Steam -- a group of people who are upset with a certain creator or game decide to execute an organized attack and downvo...
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Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Easily Play and Pause Video and Audio With Your Multimedia Keys

Controlling what you listen to while browsing is about to get a hell of a lot easier.Read more...
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