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Gmail appears to be down in an apparent worldwide outage

Gmail and Google Drive appeared to be down for numerous users worldwide on Tuesday evening. Thousands of reports were filed on Tuesday night, according to DownDetector. The apparent problem seemed to affect users in the US, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, and Japan. Gmail users reported cases where they were not able to access their emails or attachments: Well if gmail isn’t workin, either am I. pic.twitter.com/AeIMfHY4bz — Ryan Negri (@RyanNegri) March 13, 2019 It truly...
Tags: Google, Japan, Trends, Louis Vuitton, US Japan Malaysia Australia, Ryan Negri, Ashley Argoon


Scientists Have Discovered a Shape That Blocks All Sound

Scientists have developed an "acoustic meta-material" that can catch certain frequencies passing through the air and reflect them back toward their source. When a loudspeaker was placed into one end of a PVC pipe with a 3D-printed ring of the metamaterial, the ring "cut 94% of the sound blasting from the speaker, enough to make it inaudible to the human ear," reports Fast Company. From the report: Typical acoustic paneling works differently, absorbing sound and turning the vibrations into heat. ...
Tags: Tech, Boston University, Xin Zhang


You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, But It Didn't Forget You

nj_peeps shares an excerpt from a report via Wired: [Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley says the company is working on a new game.] Think Candyland, but instead of fantasy locations like Lollipop Woods, the game's virtual board includes place categories associated with New York City neighborhoods. There's a Midtown Bar, a Downtown Movie Theatre, Brooklyn Coffeeshop, Uptown Park, and so on. As in Candyland, you move your game piece forward by drawing cards. But in Crowley's version, the cards ar...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Nbc, New York City, Samsung, Tech, Snapchat, Candyland, Tripadvisor, Dennis Crowley, Crowley, Jeff Glueck, Midtown Bar, Brooklyn Coffeeshop Uptown Park


Google's Gmail and Drive suffer global outages

Users in Australia, the US, Europe and Asia report problems as Google says applications are experiencing ‘issues’Google was experiencing global outages on Wednesday, with users reporting issues with Gmail, Google Drive and Google Maps.Various websites that track Gmail problems and outages, showed a spike in users reporting problems with the email service from about 1pm AEDT (2am GMT). Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Asia, Technology, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Alphabet, Gmail Google


SAMUEL EDSON & THE "IRISH DONATION"

((First posted in Feb. 2012))One of the great things about researching my family's history is what I learnabout our country's history along the way. While I have a college degree in history, there are areas and topics that I've never explored before that I'vefinally encountered in the lives of my ancestors. One of those topics came up last night when I was writing my post on Deacon Samuel Edson and iscontained in this quote:"He was an active member of the council of war from 1667 to the end of K...
Tags: Google, England, Boston, Massachusetts, America, Ireland, Parliament, Charles, Dublin, Genealogy, Rhode Island, Catholics, New England, Family History, Philip, Ma


Report: Man Arrested for Threatening Google Didn't Know His Wife Deleted His YouTube Account

A YouTuber arrested on Sunday by Mountain View, California police for suspicion of threatening Google drove all the way from Waterville, Maine to confront staff for allegedly terminating his account on Google subsidiary YouTube—unaware that it was actually his spouse who deleted it, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Crime, Youtube, Police, Social Media, Law Enforcement, BuzzFeed News, Mountain View California, WATERVILLE Maine


Chrome 73 Arrives With Support For Hardware Media Keys, PWAs and Dark Mode On Mac

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Google today launched Chrome 73 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The release includes support for hardware media keys, PWAs and dark mode on Mac, and the usual slew of developer features. You can update to the latest version now using Chrome's built-in updater or download it directly from google.com/chrome. Chrome 73 supports Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) on macOS. These apps install and behave like native apps (they don't show the address bar or t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Adding Mac


Senator Grills Google Exec: ‘Americans Did Not Sign Up for’ Location Tracking

Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) chastised Google's senior policy counsel during a Tuesday Judiciary Committee hearing over the company's reliance on what they perceive to be overly invasive location-tracking technology.“Do you think the average consumer would be surprised to learn that her location is recorded and sent to Google hundreds of times every day, even when she is not using her phone?” Hawley asked Senior Policy Counsel Will Devries, referring to consumers who use Google's An...
Tags: Google, News, New York Times, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Ed Markey, Hawley, Josh Hawley, Devries, Tuesday Judiciary Committee, Will Devries


Netflix is pursuing more interactive content, including, maybe, a rom-com

On the heels of its groundbreaking foray into interactive storytelling with the choose-your-own-adventure style “Black Mirror” episode, Bandersnatch, Netflix will look to produce much more interactive entertainment, according to vice president of content, Todd Yellin. Speaking at the FICCI-Frames conference for Indian media and entertainment in Mumbai, Yellin said in a keynote that audiences could expect many more interactive stories to come from the streaming media service, according to a repor...
Tags: TC, Hollywood, Tech, Netflix, Culture, Storytelling, Mumbai, Black Mirror, Reporter, Ross, Streaming Media, Rachel, Yellin, Interactive Storytelling, FICCI, Brooker


Tech-filled strap makes old watches smart

A strap that adds notifications and payments to old watches has been designed by Sony engineers.
Tags: Tech, Sony


Microsoft Brings DirectX 12 To Windows 7

Microsoft has announced a form of DirectX 12 that will support Windows 7. "Now before you get too excited, this is currently only enabled for World of Warcraft; and indeed it's not slated to be a general-purpose solution like DX12 on Win10," reports AnandTech. "Instead, Microsoft has stated that they are working with a few other developers to bring their DX12 games/backends to Windows 7 as well. As a consumer it's great to see them supporting their product ten years after it launched, but with t...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, WDDM, AnandTech Instead Microsoft


Windows Brings DirectX 12 To Windows 7

Microsoft has announced a form of DirectX 12 that will support Windows 7. "Now before you get too excited, this is currently only enabled for World of Warcraft; and indeed it's not slated to be a general-purpose solution like DX12 on Win10," reports AnandTech. "Instead, Microsoft has stated that they are working with a few other developers to bring their DX12 games/backends to Windows 7 as well. As a consumer it's great to see them supporting their product ten years after it launched, but with t...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, WDDM, AnandTech Instead Microsoft


Devil May Cry 5 review: Demon-hunting aplenty

Demons have invaded the city of Redgrave and only Dante and his companions can stop them.
Tags: Tech, Dante, Redgrave


Where to find Barcelona vs. Lyon on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Barcelona vs. Lyon in the UEFA Champions League, you’ve come to the right place. Turner and Univision’s coverage of the UEFA club competitions continues Wednesday with their broadcast of Barcelona vs. Lyon. FOX Sports no longer has the rights, and TNT has decided not to show this game, so if you want to watch the game on TV, UniMas & Univision Deportes Network are the only ways to go (in Spanish). Match: Barcelona vs. Lyon Kickoff: Wednesday...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Uefa, TNT, Lyon, Cnbc, Turner, UEFA Champions League


Productivity Tips For Realtors

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ? Andy Warhol if you’re running a real estate business, your productivity is a key ingredient to creating a one of a kind home buying and selling experience for your customers. Productivity, when maximized, often leads to improvements of many other areas in your business, which opens more opportunities for you to focus on closing more deals. Here are some of our tips in creating a productive real estat...
Tags: Google, General, Radio, Andy Warhol


Google rewards One subscribers with a free Google Home Mini

Google is sweetening the pot for some subscribers to its One cloud storage service by rewarding high-tier subscribers this month with their own free Google Home Mini, at least for U.S. customers. The post Google rewards One subscribers with a free Google Home Mini appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Smart Home


Google has told dozens of employees in its laptop and tablet division to find new jobs at the company, raising questions about its hardware plans (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google appears to be trimming the size of its laptop and tablet hardware group, telling dozens of engineers and program managers to find other roles with the Alphabet parent company, several people familiar with the matter told Business Insider. The restructuring involves Google's "Create" division, which is responsible for developing and manufacturing the Pixelbook laptop and Pixel Slate tablet amongst the company's wider swath of "Made by Google" products. According to one source, the Create...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Chromebook, Signal, Alphabet, Walt Mossberg, Rick Osterloh, Osterloh, Pixelbook, Pixel Slate


Windows 10 Could Automatically Uninstall Buggy Windows Updates

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new functionality that will automatically remove botched updates from Windows 10 to fix startup issues and other bugs preventing the PC from booting. "The support document was quietly published a couple of hours ago and for some reasons, Microsoft has also blocked the search engines from crawling or indexing the page," reports Windows Latest. "In the document, Microsoft explains that Windows may automatically install updates in order to keep your device secur...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech


Facebook's Cryptocurrency Could Be a $19 Billion Revenue Opportunity, Barclays Says

Barclays internet analyst Ross Sandler says the new cryptocurrency that Facebook is working on could be part of a multibillion-dollar revenue opportunity. "Sandler forecasted as much as $19 billion in additional revenue by 2021 from 'Facebook Coin,'" reports CNBC. "Conservatively, the firm sees a base-case of an incremental $3 billion in revenue from a successful cryptocurrency implementation. 'Merely establishing this revenue stream starts to change the story for Facebook shares in our view,' S...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, Bloomberg, Barclays, Cnbc, Sandler, New York Times Facebook, Ross Sandler, Facebook Sandler, Facebook Coin


Best live music venues in Belfast

Fiddled trad tunes hang in the air across Belfast, but the city is actually home to great clubs hosting everything indie folk to old-school London punk bands. Most are concentrated in the highly walkable, central part of town — known as the Cathedral Quarter — so you can step dance, grind, and mosh your way satisfaction even if you only have a day or two. There’s also a strong population of college students, meaning you’re likely to find something going on every night of the week across town....
Tags: Travel, Google, UK, London, Queens, Northern Ireland, Belfast, States, Empire, Oasis, All, Emerald Isle, Robinson, Bedford, Falls Road, Shankill Road


Here's how Apple could use the Apple Watch to break into a whole new market for itself with healthcare (AAPL)

Apple could have a big opportunity in the health care market, longtime analyst Gene Munster said in a research note. The company could soon offer a service that would allow physicians to access the health data from patients' Apple Watches for a monthly fee, he said. Physicians would pay the fee, because they're increasingly having to bear the financial risk of treating patients, he said. The data could help them sooner detect potential problems in patients and also help them encourage healthie...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Cook, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Va, Apple Watch, Munster, Aapl, Trump, Gene Munster, Apple Watch Apple, Loup Ventures Apple, US Veterans Administration, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services Consumer


Samsung Galaxy S10e review

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are joined with a new entry into the Galaxy S family -- the Galaxy S10e. It costs a little more than the original price of the Galaxy S9, but it’s meant to be the more affordable phone compared to the rest of the lineup. The post Samsung Galaxy S10e review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Phones, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10e


Aerostich Cousin Jeremy Suit Hands-On Review: Part One

Introduction If one has been riding motorcycles for a while then the name Aerostich is likely a familiar name. Starting back in the early 1980s the company (called Aero Design & Mfg CO. Inc.) developed the original Roadcrafter riding suit. The Roadcrafter was a departure from the motorcycle gear of the day and employed Cordura and Gore-tex fabrics in the construction instead of leather. These materials were assembled into a one-piece, coverall style, suit designed to offer protection from crash...
Tags: Google, Usa, Review, Motorcycles, Sharp, Jeremy, Gore, Carmen, Aerostich, Brown, Darien, Cordura, Motorcycle Clothing Reviews, Motorcycle Pants Reviews, Motorcycle Jacket Reviews, Aerostich Cousin Jeremy Suit


Moto G7, G7 Power, or G7 Play: Key settings you need to change

It takes a while to unlock all the secrets of a new phone, so we have advice on the key settings you should change to hit the ground running on your Moto G7, Moto G7 Power, Moto G7 Play, or Moto G7 Plus. The post Moto G7, G7 Power, or G7 Play: Key settings you need to change appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power, Key Settings


Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI

Microsoft’s Seeing AI is an app that lets blind and limited-vision folks convert visual data into audio feedback, and it just got a useful new feature. Users can now use touch to explore the objects and people in photos. It’s powered by machine learning, of course, specifically object and scene recognition. All you need to do is take a photo or open one up in the viewer and tap anywhere on it. “This new feature enables users to tap their finger to an image on a touch-screen to hear a descript...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Microsoft, Tech, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Computer Vision, Disabilities, Blindness, Saqib Shaikh


Jade Raymond Named Vice President of Google

Games industry veteran Jade Raymond has been named a vice president of Google. Raymond announced the news over Twitter today. “I’m excited to finally be able to share that I have joined Google as VP!” wrote Raymond. She didn’t clarify what her role would be as one of the company’s vice presidents. Raymond got her […]
Tags: Google, Twitter, News, Raymond, Jade Raymond, Google Raymond


Google’s Gboard is about to get a lot better at speech recognition

Google's Gboard is packed with features, including great ways to search for GIFs and images, and ways to make typing easier. Now, it's about to get even better due to Google bringing its speech-recognition algorithms into the phone. The post Google’s Gboard is about to get a lot better at speech recognition appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Speech Recognition, Gboard


TPG’s Bill McGlashan is put on indefinite leave after being charged in a giant college admissions cheating scandal

Bill McGlashan, who built his career as a top investor at the private equity firm TPG, has been put on “indefinite administrative leave, effective immediately,” says the firm after McGlashan was caught up in what the Justice Department said today is the largest college admissions scandal it has ever prosecuted. McGlashan is among 49 others accused of participating in a bribery ring involving parents, admissions counselors, and athletic coaches at Yale, Wake Forest, and the University of Southern...
Tags: TC, Florida, Drama, Tech, Venture Capital, Cw, Justice Department, Usc, Bill Mcglashan, Felicity Huffman, Coulter, TPG, Iovine, McGlashan, Jim Coulter Co, Lori Loughlin For McGlashan


TPG’s Bill McGlashan is put on indefinite leave, after being caught up in a gigantic college admissions cheating scandal

Bill McGlashan, who built his career as top investor at the private equity firm TPG, has been put on “indefinite administrative leave, effective immediately,” says the firm after McGlashan was caught up in what the Justice Department said today is the largest college admissions scandal it has ever prosecuted. McGlashan is among 49 others involved in a bribery ring involving parents, admissions counselors, and athletic coaches at Yale, Wake Forest, and the University of Southern California (USC),...
Tags: TC, Florida, Drama, Tech, Venture Capital, Cw, Justice Department, Usc, Bill Mcglashan, Felicity Huffman, Coulter, TPG, Iovine, McGlashan, Jim Coulter Co, Lori Loughlin For McGlashan


Former CEO Zain Jaffer files wrongful termination lawsuit against Vungle

Vungle founder Zain Jaffer filed a lawsuit today accusing the mobile advertising company of wrongfully terminating him from the role of CEO. The lawsuit cites a section of the California labor code that it says “expressly and specifically prohibits discrimination and retaliation by employers based upon an arrest or detention that did not result in conviction.” Jaffer was arrested in October 2017 in an incident involving his young son — the charges included performing a lewd act on a child ...
Tags: Mobile, Advertising Tech, California, Tech, Bloomberg, Allstate, Vungle, Allstate Insurance Company, Zain Jaffer, Jaffer, San Mateo District Attorney s Office, Company When, Joann Rezzo, Rezzo, Vungle Conformed



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