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From closets to cooktops, tech aims to bring efficiency home

LAS VEGAS  — Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won’t let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough water to fill the coffee maker. Wherever one looked at the annual Design and Construction Week, there was a new way to make our lives more efficient. “We can make appliances work harder for you,” […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Las Vegas, Explore, NWhomes


FTC chief wants more powers to rein in Facebook and others

Joseph Simons, a Republican lawyer who has jumped between the public and private sectors for more than 30 years, is a rare voice for strengthening the government’s hand.
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Ftc, Joseph Simons


Backlinks Do Matter: Essential Steps to Build Link Profile for Your Website in 2019

Links are still important for your site’s SEO. Read the post to discover how to get backlinks for your website in 2019. Running an online business and focusing on SEO, you’ve faced wide discussions on how backlinks impact your website’s ranking. The only conclusion you should make after reading all the opinions on this topic is that backlinks do have a positive effect on SEO. Sadly, knowing of the backlinks’ importance and being able to build a high-quality link profile isn’t the same. Without ...
Tags: Google, Business, Link Building, Ahrefs, SEO / Google / Organic Traffic, Serpstat, Serpstat Trust Rank, Nike Coca Cola KitKat, Gail Founder of GrowMap


Android Q beta will roll out to more smartphones than Android Pie beta

The Android Q beta will involve more smartphones than the Android Pie beta. The development is due to Project Treble, which makes it easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers to update devices to the latest Android version. The post Android Q beta will roll out to more smartphones than Android Pie beta appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Android Pie, Android Q


The NYPD Now Has an Automated Tool to Help Them Recognize Patterns in Crimes

The New York City Police Department has developed a pattern-recognition tool called Patternizr to sort through mountains of files related to “hundreds of thousands of crimes logged in the NYPD’s database,” the Associated Press reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Law Enforcement, Associated Press, Algorithms, Nypd, New York City Police Department, Civil Liberties, Algorithmic Policing, Patternizr


Has the Great 'Moonrush' Begun?

This week The Space Review published an essay by retired aerospace engineer Gerald Black, who worked in the aerospace industry for over 40 years and tested various rocket engines, including the ascent stage engine of the Apollo lunar module. "The Moonrush is now on," he argues "fueled by entrepreneurs dreaming of profits from Earth's nearest neighbor." Leading the Moonrush are a bunch of private companies developing small lunar landers and rovers to explore the Moon. On February 21, the firs...
Tags: Google, Israel, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Falcon, Blue Origin, Bigelow Aerospace, Rovers, OHB, MT Aerospace, Commercial Lunar Payload Services, Beresheet, Space Review, Gerald Black


The truth about artificial intelligence in medicine

For many months, artificial intelligence has been in my peripheral vision, just sitting there, ignored by me because it seemed too far in the future to be interesting now. And then, there were all these terms — Big Data, machine learning, data science — which circled the subject and, frankly, gave me a bit of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Twitter, Tech, Mobile Health, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA


The next great debate will be about the role of tech in society and government

Tony Blair Contributor Share on Twitter Tony Blair is the Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Industrial Revolution dramatically re-ordered the sociology of politics. In the US, the Populist Party in the United States was founded as a force in opposition to capitalism, wary of modernity. In the UK, the profound economic changes reshaped polic...
Tags: Energy, Column, UK, London, Obama, New York City, US, Articles, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, United States, United Kingdom, President, Social Security, Northern Ireland


Ubisoft's Day-One Patch For 'The Division 2' on PS4 is 90 Gigabytes

When The Division 2 launches on March 15th, PlayStation 4 owners will also need to download a day one update -- that's 90 gigabytes. Eurogamer reports: That's according to a new official support page (as spotted by Game Informer) in which Ubisoft warns PS4 players who've opted to purchase The Division 2's physical edition that they should expect an 88-92 gigabyte download on launch day.... Ubisoft also notes that the the final HDD install size on PS4 will be between 88-92GB, for both the digita...
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Maduro Says "Multiple Cyberattacks" Backed by U.S. to Blame for Four Days of Widespread Blackouts

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro—whose administration has been faced with a massive economic crisis, allegations of election-rigging, and a growing power struggle with U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó—is blaming the country’s fourth consecutive day of widespread power outages on U.S.-backed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Electricity, Venezuela, South America, Cyber Attacks, Nicolás Maduro, Cyber Warfare, Latin America, Maduro, Electrical Grid, Juan Guaido


Debian Package Maintainer Steps Down, Complaining About 'Old Infrastructure'

Michael Stapelberg, maintains "a bunch" of Debian packages and services, and says the free software Linux distro "has been in my life for well over 10 years at this point." Today he released a 2,255-word essay explaining why he's "winding down" his involvement in Debian to a minimum, citing numerous complaints including Debian's complicated build stack, waits of up to seven hours before package uploads can be installed, leading to "asynchronous" feedback -- and Debian's lack of tooling for lar...
Tags: Tech, Michael Stapelberg, Stapelberg


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says labor should not fear automation

It’s impossible to discuss the seismic shift toward automation without a conversation about job loss. Opponent of these technologies criticize a displacement that could some day result wide scale unemployment among what is often considered “unskilled” roles. Advocates, meanwhile, tend to suggest that reports of that nature tend to be overstated. Workforces shift, as they have done for time time immemorial. During a conversation at SXSW this week, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Corte...
Tags: New York, Tech, Automation, Bill Gates, William Gibson, Robotics, Sxsw, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Appen acquires Figure Eight for up to $300M, bringing two data annotation companies together

Appen just announced that it’s acquiring Figure Eight in an all-cash deal that sees Appen paying $175 million upfront, with an additional payment of up to $125 million based on Figure Eight’s performance this year. Both companies focus on using crowdsourced labor pools to annotate data, which in turn is used to train artificial intelligence and machine learning — for example, Figure Eight (formerly known as CrowdFlower and Dolores Labs) says its technology has been for everything from mapping...
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Sydney, Salesforce Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Industry Ventures, Canvas Ventures, CrowdFlower, Appen, Lukas Biewald, Brayan, Biewald, Figure Eight, Chris Van Pelt


Cringley's Next 2019 Predictions: Only 3.5 Cloud Players Will Survive

Ten days ago 66-year-old tech pundit Robert Cringely revealed the first of what may be his final set of annual predictions for the technology industry -- but he's not done yet. Thursday Cringely predicted that "the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) solution based on Open Source using Linux will change the Internet-as-a-Service Cloudscape to VPC-only during 2019" -- and that there'll be an industry-wide shakeout. Long-time Slashdot reader supremebob, a Connecticut-based sys-admin, writes: He seems to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Connecticut, Alibaba, Aws, Ibm, Oracle, Slashdot, Big Blue, IBM Microsoft, VPC, Google Cloud, Cringely, Robert Cringely


'Angry Birds' Developer Rovio Seeks Backers For 5G 'Netflix of Games' Service

"The next success for the company behind Angry Birds could be twofold: convincing the U.S. public they should buy a 5G mobile phone from Sprint Corp., and developing the world's biggest video game streaming platform in the process," reports Bloomberg: Rovio Entertainment is in talks with "several" investors to take a stake in its subsidiary Hatch -- a "Netflix for games" platform that Sprint will use to showcase what its high-speed 5G handsets can do when it opens its new network in May. But Ro...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Netflix, Sprint, Ubisoft, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, Hatch, Espoo Finland, Sprint Corp, Kati Levoranta, Levoranta, Netflix of Games Service, Vesa Jutila, Hatch Entertainment Oy


Coders Used Ham Radio To Send Bitcoin From Canada To San Francisco

"In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind transaction, two developers working in separate countries have successfully sent a bitcoin lightning payment over radio waves," writes CoinBase. An anonymous reader quotes their report: The completed payment effectively moved real bitcoin from Toronto, Canada, to San Francisco, California... But sending bitcoin over radio isn't just fun. Some researchers argue it actually has a necessary use case... The idea is that, while the internet can potentially b...
Tags: North Korea, China, San Francisco, Tech, Bloomberg, Canada, Blockstream, San Francisco California, Toronto Canada, Elaine Ou, CoinDesk Technology


Genetically Engineered Seafood Coming To a Restaurant Near You

"The first genetically-modified animal for human consumption could be arriving in grocery stores across the United States as early as next year." Long-time Slashdot reader tomhath tipped us off to Indiana Public Media's report on AquaBounty Technologies: AquaBounty will produce a GMO salmon that CEO Ron Stotish says will grow faster than freshwater-raised fish. "It does so because we've given it the ability, using the same biological process that regulates growth in the unmodified salmon, to gro...
Tags: Tech, Gmo, Atlantic, United States, U S Food and Drug Administration, Indiana Public Media, AquaBounty Technologies, AquaBounty, Pacific Chinook, Ron Stotish, Stotish


Google sifting through one billion health questions each day

Google wants to harness the billion health-related questions people ask it every day to provide better healthcare, despite criticism that the Search giant has played a role in spreading dangerous misinformation about measles vaccinations. Google Health boss David Feinberg said that around 7 per cent of Google’s daily searches were health related, equivalent to 70,000 every minute. “People are asking us about conditions, medication, symptoms and insurance questions,” he said during a technology c...
Tags: Google, UK, News, Youtube, NHS, Alphabet, Royal College Of Gps, Austin Texas, Feinberg, Royal Free London, Google health, Geisinger Health, David Feinberg, Helen Stokes Lampard, National Health Service Google


'A cop on the beat': Elizabeth Warren defends plan to break up tech giants

In echo of 2020 attacks from Trump, Massachusetts senator faces question about being ‘labeled as a socialist’ Elizabeth Warren speaks at the South by Southwest conference and festivals in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Sergio Flores/Reuters Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, who called this week for the break-up of America’s biggest tech companies, was challenged on her capitalist credentials on Sunday. The exchange offered a preview of how Democratic presidential candidates might handle Dona...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, News, Labor, Washington, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Cnn, Missouri, Warren, Guardian, Cbs, Donald Trump, Clinton


MAGA Dude Creates App for Voting on Whether a Local Business Is a Conservative Safe Space

It’s happened to all of us: You’re just trying to enjoy your meal in peace when a bunch of liberal hippies shows up waving signs saying “We don’t respect President Donald Trump” and chanting, “Green New Deal / Ban your meal!” And we’ve all long been hoping that someone would design an app that would allow us to eat in…Read more...
Tags: Google Play, Apps, Science, Technology, App Store, Donald Trump, Yelp, Online Reviews, Maga, Sure Whatever


Embracing the subscription economy

I'm about halfway through a terrific book called Subscribed, by Tien Tzuo. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in disrupting an existing business or creating a completely new one. The author was an early Salesforce employee and used to be their chief marketing officer as well as chief strategy officer, so he obviously knows a thing or two about subscription models. The overall premise covered in the book, where more customers are shifting from owning to renting products, isn't exactly ne...
Tags: Apple, Books, Business, SaaS, Tim Cook, Subscription model, Subscription, Joe Wikert, Tien Tzuo, Subscribed


Take $50 off the all-new Alexa-enabled Lenovo Smart Tab with Smart Dock

Android tablets have struggled to compete with Apple's iconic iPad, but the new Alexa-enabled Lenovo Smart Tab is a clear exception. From now through Sunday, March 17, a 20-percent discount knocks $50 off the price, bringing the Smart Tab with Smart Dock to just $200. The post Take $50 off the all-new Alexa-enabled Lenovo Smart Tab with Smart Dock appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Alexa, Lenovo Smart Tab


Elizabeth Warren Wants To Break Up Amazon, Google And Facebook; But Does Her Plan Make Any Sense? (techdirt)

This isn't necessarily a big surprise, given that she's suggested this many times over the past few years, but 2020 Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has just laid out her plan for breaking up Amazon, Google and Facebook. It's certainly worth reading to understand where she's coming from, and some of the arguments are worth thinking about -- but much of it does feel like just grandstanding populism in front of the general "anti-big tech" stance, without enough substance behind it. Twent...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Waze, Zappos, Google Maps, Donald Trump, Doj, Bing


'A cop on the beat': Elizabeth Warren defends plan to break up tech giants

In echo of 2020 attacks from Trump, Massachusetts senator faces question about being ‘labeled as a socialist’Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, who called this week for the break-up of America’s biggest tech companies, was challenged on her capitalist credentials on Sunday. The exchange offered a preview of how Democratic presidential candidates might handle Donald Trump’s campaign strategy of stoking fears about “socialism” in attacks on his challengers. Related: Elizabeth Warren is right...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Technology, Internet, Elizabeth Warren, America, World news, E-commerce, US news, Democrats, US politics, Socialism, Donald Trump, Robert Reich, Facebook Google


Google gaming console controller design, features reportedly revealed in patent

A newly discovered patent may have revealed the design and features of the controller for the rumored Google gaming console. The patent itself is a for a notification system, but it comes with technical sketches of the controller. The post Google gaming console controller design, features reportedly revealed in patent appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Gaming, News, Trends, Gaming Consoles, Project Yeti


Google gaming console controller design, features allegedly revealed in patent

A newly discovered patent may have revealed the design and features of the controller for the rumored Google gaming console. The patent itself is a for a notification system, but it comes with technical sketches of the controller. The post Google gaming console controller design, features allegedly revealed in patent appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Gaming, News, Trends, Gaming Consoles, Project Yeti


'Captain Marvel' Smashes Box Office Record, Laughs Off Review-Bombing Trolls

"With a $302 million international gross, Captain Marvel has earned $455 million overall to date, the largest ever global opening for a March release and the sixth highest of all-time," reports the Wrap. The superhero movie raked in $153 million just in America, reports Collider, "Suggesting that a sad, extremely vocal minority of idiots on the internet don't actually matter in the slightest." They're referring to another Rotten Tomateos review-counting glitch Friday morning, as covered by the ...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, America, Tech, Rotten Tomatoes, Brie Larson, MovieWeb, Yahoo Entertainment


Are People Who Take Frequent Breaks More Productive?

Dr. Travis Bradberry has a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology, and argues that "The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work." A study recently conducted by the Draugiem Group used a computer application to track employees' work habits. Specifically, the application measured how much time people spent on various tasks and compared this to their productivity levels. In the process of measuring people's activity, they stumbled upon a fascinating finding: the leng...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Travis Bradberry, Draugiem Group


Josh Wood, hair colorist to the stars, gets $6.5M led by Index in its latest D2C bet

In the age of Amazon, where up to 90 percent of all consumers use it to buy goods and Amazon is accounting for a rapidly-growing percentage of a consumer’s total retail spend (along with other giants like Walmart), direct-to-consumer brands — leveraging social media alongside tech-first apps — are emerging as sometimes surprising, but often effective, competition. In one of the latest developments, London-based celebrity hair colorist Josh Wood — who has worked with the likes of David Bowie, PJ ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Walmart, Hair, Marc Jacobs, Wood, Index Ventures, Farfetch, Index, Revlon


Josh Brown, hair colorist to the stars, gets $6.5M led by Index in its latest D2C bet

In the age of Amazon, where up to 90 percent of all consumers use it to buy goods and Amazon is accounting for a rapidly-growing percentage of a consumer’s total retail spend (along with other giants like Walmart), direct-to-consumer brands — leveraging social media alongside tech-first apps — are emerging as sometimes surprising, but often effective, competition. In one of the latest developments, London-based celebrity hair colorist Josh Wood — who has worked with the likes of David Bowie, PJ ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Walmart, Hair, Marc Jacobs, Wood, Index Ventures, Farfetch, Index, Brown



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