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Corrected: Apple self-driving car layoffs give hints to division's direction

The tech firm said in a filing with state regulators that it planned to lay off people from eight different Santa Clara County facilities near its Cupertino, California, headquarters, as of April 16. A company spokesman confirmed that the reduction was from the self-driving car program. Among those laid off were at least two dozen software engineers, including a machine learning engineer, and 40 hardware engineers, according to a letter sent by Apple to California employment regulators earlier...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Santa Clara County, Cupertino California


FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries on Passenger Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued an interim rule banning the transportation of lithium ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger craft, as well as setting a 30 percent charge limit on ones shipped as air cargo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Airplanes, Batteries, Airlines, Faa, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Lithium Ion, Battery Explosion, FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries


Police In Canada Are Tracking People's 'Negative' Behavior In a 'Risk' Database

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Police, social services, and health workers in Canada are using shared databases to track the behavior of vulnerable people -- including minors and people experiencing homelessness -- with little oversight and often without consent. Documents obtained by Motherboard from Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) through an access to information request show that at least two provinces -- Ontario and Saskatchewan...
Tags: Tech, Canada, Saskatchewan, Ontario, RTD


Get Android 9.0 Pie on Redmi Note 4 with OxygenOS 9.0 port

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was amongst the best selling devices launched in 2017 in India, despite launching in 2017 it was launched with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and was updated to Android 7.0 (Nougat) in August 2017. Redmi Note 4 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform, the same processor that powers Mi A1 which received Android 9.0 (Pie) update along with Dual 4G VoLTE support couple of months ago. Xiaomi has already announced the list of smartphones eligible for Android Oreo/Pie up...
Tags: Android, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Custom Rom, Redmi Note 4 Android Pie, Mido Android 9, Redmi Note 4 Android 9, Mido Android pie, Mido Oxygen OS, Note 4X Oxygen OS, Redmi Note 4 Oxygen OS, Redmi Note Oxygen OS, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Oxygen OS


Dead or Alive 6 PC Specs Released: “Buy an i7-8700!”

Koei Tecmo have released the recommended PC specifications for breast jiggle simulator Dead or Alive 6, with the demands raising quite a few eyebrows. The minimum and recommended specifications for oppai fighting game Dead or Alive 6 have been released, revealing that players will need a surprisingly high-end system if they wish to enjoy the […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Steam, Anime, Pc Gaming, Koei Tecmo, Tecmo Koei, Fighting Games, Dead or Alive, Pc Hardware


Renewable Energy Policies Actually Work

Renewable energy use and reduced energy use overall have helped carbon emissions remain flat or below average as the global economy continued to grow over the years. But, as new research has found, government policy also appears to play a large role. Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares a report from Ars Technica: The researchers started by identifying countries that show a "peak and decline" pattern of carbon emissions since the 1990s. They came up with 18, all but one of them in Europe -- the except...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Tech, Ars Technica, United States, United Kingdom, Slashdot, Austria Finland, Netherlands Spain, France Ireland


3 Ways to Install Software from .deb Packages in Ubuntu

In this article, we will explain the following three ways to install software through .deb packages on your Ubuntu system. We will be using Google Chrome .deb package as an example to explain all three of these methods.
Tags: Google, Linux, Ubuntu, Ways to Install Software


Medium lowers its paywall for Twitter users

If you’re not the paying sort, Medium has a mile-wide new hole in its paywall that might interest you. (But really, you should be the paying sort.) On Wednesday, Medium CEO and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams announced that Medium is tearing down its paywall for readers that visit the site through Twitter. In tweets, Williams elaborated on the company’s thinking a bit, explaining that the decision wouldn’t affect Medium members who rely on paid readerships, as paid readers would still be...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Media, San Francisco, Tech, Williams, Ev Williams, Medium, Twitter co, Twitter Ev Williams, Partner Program Williams


Outbound Engine launches new updated lead-gen apps for mobile

The company has smartly evolved into mobile marketing, launching a quasi-omnichannel solution for iOS and Android that will help agents manage their web-wide persona, better vet leads and, as the company stated in a phone call, forget about their desktops.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Technology, Iphone Apps, Marketing, Seo, Radio, Android Apps, Agent, Email Marketing, Reputation Management, Facebook Advertising, Contactually, Select, Craig Rowe, Lead Scoring


Geologists Find Where Some Stonehenge Rocks Came From, Debunking Old Research

Slashdot reader schwit1 shares a report from CNN: A team of 12 geologists and archaeologists from across the United Kingdom unveiled research this month that traces some of the prehistoric monument's smaller stones to two quarries in western Wales. The team also found evidence of prehistoric tools, stone wedges and digging activity in those quarries, tracing them to around 3000 BC, the era when Stonehenge's first stage was constructed. It's rock-solid evidence that humans were involved in moving...
Tags: Wales, Tech, Cnn, United Kingdom, Slashdot, Joshua Pollard, University of Southampton Archeology


OutboundEngine launches new updated lead-gen apps for mobile

The company has smartly evolved into mobile marketing, launching a quasi-omnichannel solution for iOS and Android that will help agents manage their web-wide persona, better vet leads and, as the company stated in a phone call, forget about their desktops.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Technology, Iphone Apps, Marketing, Seo, Radio, Android Apps, Agent, Email Marketing, Reputation Management, Facebook Advertising, Contactually, Select, Craig Rowe, Lead Scoring


Boeing's Autonomous Fighter Jet Could Arrive Next Year

Slashdot reader technology_dude writes in response to an Engadget report about Boeing's plans to develop an autonomous fighter jet: In Season 1, Episode 23 of Star Trek, the Enterprise visits two worlds that are at continuous war. The war is ran via computers, and people that are victims in a "hit" report to a facility to be terminated. Kirk tells the world's leaders that there can be no peace if there is no cost to the war. We avoid war because of its cost and ugliness. Remove that and you remo...
Tags: Tech, Boeing, Engadget, Kirk, Boeing Airpower Teaming System, Star Trek the Enterprise


Apple to lay off 190 in self-driving car division

Apple said in a filing with California regulators that it plans to lay off people from Santa Clara facilities near its Cupertino, California, headquarters. A company spokesman confirmed that the reduction is from its self-driving car program. More than 150 engineers and related fields were among those laid off, according to a letter sent by Apple to California employment regulators.
Tags: Apple, Science, California, Santa Clara, Cupertino California


Apple's Project Titan layoffs targeted engineers and project managers, it revealed in a filing (AAPL)

A newly released regulatory filing by Apple offers new details on the layoffs at its self-driving car effort. The company is cutting the jobs of dozens of engineers and project managers. Those affected will officially be out of a job in mid April. The layoffs at Apple's self-driving car project mostly targeted engineers and their managers, a newly released filing shows. Of the 190 people laid off by the iPhone maker, 33 were hardware engineers, 22 were software engineers, and 31 were product ...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, China, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Santa Clara, Aapl, SUNNYVALE, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon Join, Doug Field, Pam Oyanagi, Oyanagi, Project Titan Company, Waymo Another Apple


Open-source communities fight over telco market

When you think of MWC Barcelona, chances are you’re thinking about the newest smartphones and other mobile gadgets, but that’s only half the story. Actually, it’s probably far less than half the story because the majority of the business that’s done at MWC is enterprise telco business. Not too long ago, that business was all about selling expensive proprietary hardware. Today, it’s about moving all of that into software — and a lot of that software is open source. It’s maybe no surprise then tha...
Tags: Open Source, Enterprise, Tech, Keystone, Openstack, MWC, NFV, Linux Foundation, Kubernetes, Networks, Kohn, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Dan Kohn, OpenStack Foundation, Mark Collier, Kata


SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s new company, Figure, just raised another $65 million

Figure, a 13-month-old, San Francisco-based company that says it uses blockchain technology to provide home equity loans online in as little as five days, has raised a whole lot of money in not a lot of time: $120 million to date, including $65 million in fresh funding from RPM Ventures and partners at DST Global, with participation from DCG, Nimble Ventures, Morgan Creek, and earlier investors Ribbit Capital and DCM. That’s not entirely surprising, given who founded the company, Mike Cagney, wh...
Tags: Twitter, San Francisco, Tech, Banking, Anthony Noto, DST Global, SoFi, Noto, American Banker, Mike Cagney, Cagney, DCG Nimble Ventures Morgan Creek, Today SoFi, June Ou, SoFi As, SoFi Cagney


Facebook withholding data on its anti-disinformation efforts, EU says

Commissioners demand hard numbers from firm ahead of European parliament electionsFacebook has repeatedly withheld key data on its alleged efforts to clamp down on disinformation ahead of the European elections, the EU’s executive has said. Related: Anti-vaxx propaganda has gone viral on Facebook. Pinterest has a cure Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Eu, European Union, World news, European Commission, Facebook Pinterest, European parliament electionsFacebook


Apple self-driving car layoffs give hints to division's direction

The tech firm said in a filing with state regulators that it planned to lay off people from seven different Santa Clara facilities near its Cupertino, California headquarters, as of April 16. A company spokesman confirmed that the reduction was from the self-driving car program. Among those laid off were at least two dozen software engineers, including a machine learning engineer, and 40 hardware engineers, according to a letter sent by Apple to California employment regulators earlier this mo...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Santa Clara, Cupertino California


TikTok To Pay Record $5.7 Million FTC Fine For Alleged Violations of Children's Privacy Law

The company behind TikTok, the popular short-form video app that incorporated Musical.ly last year, has agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it illegally collected personal info from children. "According to the FTC, it's the largest civil penalty ever obtained by the agency in a children's privacy case," reports Variety. From the report: The FTC's complaint, filed by the Department of Justice on behalf of the commission, alleges that Musical.ly violated ...
Tags: Tech, Department Of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Coppa, Joe Simons, Tiktok


ATX Seed Ventures Raises Second Investment Fund of $32 Million

Austin—ATX Seed Ventures has closed a $32 million investment fund, the firm’s second. ATX invests in early-stage software, Internet of Things, e-commerce, and mobile application startups.Founded in 2014, ATX Seed Ventures says it now has $60 million in assets under management and has invested in 26 companies, including startups like Everfest, Pensa Systems, and Ridescout. The Austin-based firm is already making plans for a third fund, for which it hopes to raise $100 million, according to a spo...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Internet Of Things, Texas, Technology, Microsoft, Funding, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investing, Investment, E-commerce, Mobile Apps, Software, Austin


Reddit Tests Tipping Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Reddit is experimenting with tipping users, starting with the shittymorph subreddit, a group dedicated to the man who has memorably bamboozled many a reader with sneaky comments ending in a reference to a famous pro-wrestling match called Hell in a Cell. A Reddit admin with the username "internetmallcop" posted a thread on Tuesday announcing the experiment, calling it a "new feature to support u/shittymorph." Anyone in the group can now tip shittymo...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Cnet, Stripe Shittymorph, Internetmallcop, Shittymorph


Box fourth quarter revenue up 20 percent, but stock down 22 percent after hours

By most common sense measurements, Box had a pretty good earnings report today, reporting revenue up 20 percent year over year to $163.7 million. That doesn’t sound bad, yet Wall Street was not happy with the stock getting whacked, down more than 22 percent after hours as we went to press. It appears investors were unhappy with the company’s guidance. Part of the problem, says Alan Pelz-Sharpe, principal analyst at Deep Analysis, a firm that watches the content management space, is that the com...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Earnings, Box, Aaron Levie, GAAP, Levie, Alan Pelz Sharpe, Deep Analysis, Cloud Content Management, Pelz Sharpe


Apple is rumored to release a pair of high-end headphones this year, and they will probably be a huge hit like AirPods (AAPL)

Apple reportedly plans to release a pair of high-end over-ear headphones in 2019. These headphones would differ from Apple's Beats line of headphones, and feature Apple branding instead of the Beats logo. A pair of studio-quality Apple headphones is bound to be successful, for many reasons. Buried in a January report from Bloomberg about Sonos was a nugget some might not have known about: Apple plans to release a pair of high-end over-ear headphones in 2019, to compete with the likes of Bose ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Bose, Mark Gurman, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Gurman, AirPods AAPL, Sennheiser Apple


Y Combinator Accidentally Let 15,000 People Into an Exclusive Program, Now Has Decided To Do It On Purpose

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: When Y Combinator accidentally admitted 15,000 people to its 3,000-person Startup School online program last summer due to an almost funny technical glitch, it was an embarrassing moment for one of Silicon Valley's marquee brands, and a rollercoaster of an experience for emotionally vulnerable startup founders. Suffice it to say, mistakes like this don't typically happen in the well-to-do, perfectly manicured world of Silicon Valley startups. But ...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Yc, Startup School, Olive Allen


I tried Logitech's $270 universal remote that works with smart devices to see if it's worth it — here's what it's like to use

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The $270 Logitech Harmony Elite is a universal remote that also works with your smart home devices. It's relatively well-designed, though the setup process is a little complicated. Once everything is set up, I found the device easy to use, and you can even control it using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. It can be hard jugglin...
Tags: Google, Trends, Logitech, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Business Insider, El Chapo, Amazon Alexa, Logitech Harmony, Logitech Harmony Elite, Google Home, Harmony Elite, Logitech Harmony Elite The Logitech Harmony Elite, Apple TV Nest Lutron, Alexa Not, Logitech Harmony Elite on Amazon


Serious Amazon Ring Vulnerability Leaves Audio, Video Feeds Open To Attack

Mark Wilson shares a report from BetaNews: Security researchers from Dojo by Bullguard have discovered a vulnerability in Amazon's Ring doorbell that leaves it prone to man-in-the-middle attacks. As well as enabling a hacker to access audio and video feeds in a severe violation of both privacy and security, the vulnerability also means that an attacker could replace a feed with footage of their own. Revealing the security flaw at Mobile World Congress, Yossi Atias from Dojo, demonstrated how a f...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Mark Wilson, BullGuard, Yossi Atias


Google My Business Introduces a New Way to Report Spam by @MattGSouthern

Google has developed a new solution for reporting fraudulent activity relating to Google My Business and Maps.The post Google My Business Introduces a New Way to Report Spam by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Local Search, Google My Business Introduces


A big ruling against Fox raises concerns of ‘self-dealing’ with Hulu

An arbitrator has awarded $179 million in damages to the stars and creative team behind the Fox show “Bones.” As laid out in an in-depth Hollywood Reporter story, the ruling could have bigger implications for the streaming world, particularly as the major media companies are looking to launch their own streaming services, which will presumably take advantage of their existing content libraries. Stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, along with executive producer Barry Josephson and Kathy Reic...
Tags: TC, Hollywood, Media, Disney, Tech, Fox, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, Streaming Services, Bones, Fawcett, Bob Iger, Kathy Reichs, Emily Deschanel, Dana Walden, David Boreanaz


The best Google Easter eggs

Google is known for playing pranks every year in April, but the fun doesn't stop there. The company's search engine is riddled with Easter eggs, and if you know where to look, they're not hard to find. Here are our favorites. The post The best Google Easter eggs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Trends


Volvo Unveils the Polestar 2

The functional sedan is the brand's first fully electric car Since the stand-alone brand appeared in 2017, Volvo‘s Polestar has been a pioneering force in the electric automotive industry. With ambitions of being a serious competitor in the all-electric sedans on the market, the new Polestar 2 is the marque’s first mass production car. The five-door sedan boasts a range of 275 miles and just over …
Tags: Design, Sweden, Tech, Volvo, Electric Cars, Sedans, Polestar, Polestar 1, Polestar 2, Electric Innovation



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