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HardOCP Is Getting 'Mothballed' As Kyle Bennett Accepts Job At Intel

Slashdot reader grasshoppa writes: Kyle Bennett, long-time owner/operator of one of the last independent review sites, HardOCP, announced that effective April 1st he will be leaving it behind to start a new career at Intel. "Effective April 1, 2019 I will be taking on the position of Director of Enthusiast Engagement for Intel's Technology Leadership Marketing group," Bennett writes. "Intel wants to reconnect with the top of the high-performance consumer pyramid which contains hardware enthusias...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Bennett, Kyle Bennett, Intel s Technology Leadership Marketing, HardForum


Poll: 25 Percent of European Adults Think Maybe Robots Should Be Calling the Shots, Not Politicians

A January 2019 poll conducted by the Center for the Governance of Change at Spain’s IE University has found considerable anxiety throughout Europe about the pace of automation and technological change, Quartz reported—though it also found that about a quarter of respondents believed that maybe artificial intelligence…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, Spain, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robots, Ai, Polls, Center for the Governance of Change


Volvo To Add In-Car Sensors To Prevent Drunk Driving

Volvo is installing cameras and sensors in its cars from the early 2020s, monitoring drivers for signs of being drunk or distracted and intervening to prevent accidents. These new safety features come a couple weeks after the automaker announced it will limit the top speed to 112mph on all its new cars from 2020 to help reduce the number of accidents. Reuters reports: Head of R&D Henrik Green said cameras will be installed on all Volvo models built on its SPA2 platform for larger cars, starting ...
Tags: Tech, Cma, Volvo, Reuters, Hakan Samuelsson, Henrik Green


Google Will Implement a Microsoft-Style Browser Picker For EU Android Devices

Back in 2009, the EU's European Commission said Microsoft was harming competition by bundling its browser -- Internet Explorer -- with Windows. Eventually Microsoft and the European Commission settled on the "browser ballot," a screen that would pop up and give users a choice of browsers. Almost 10 years later, the tech industry is going through this again, this time with Google and the EU. After receiving "feedback" from the European Commission, Google announced last night that it would offer A...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Europe, Microsoft, Tech, Eu, Ars Technica, European Commission, Google Search Google, European Commission Google, EU Android Devices


PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app

If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO and Snapseed, recently hit 130 million monthly active users worldwide, roughly a year after it amassed 100 million MAUs. Like VSCO, PicsArt now offers video overlays though images are still its fo...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Entertainment, China, Russia, Social Media, Tech, United States, Armenia, Vsco, Avengers, Photo Sharing, The Avengers, Picsart


Beto O'Rourke sounds off on big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, says government needs to treat them 'a little bit more like a utility'

Beto O'Rourke, the 2020 presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas, responded to a question about breaking up the big tech companies on Wednesday. O'Rourke, who officially entered the race on March 14, has emerged as a fundraising frontrunner, raking in $6.1 million in 24 hours. O'Rourke was asked about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's calls to break up the big tech companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others — by CNN national reporter Eric Bradner. For O'Rourke the "be...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Instagram, America, Trends, Cnn, New Hampshire, Iowa, PAC, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Twitter, Rourke


Bouygues Presents "Mamita"

Bouygues Telecom won a lot of hearts over last Christmas with their awkward dad dancing to Redbone’s “Come get your love”. The ad collected over 150 million organic views and the soundtrack became the most Shazamed song in France over the Christmas period. This new humoristic spot, in line with Bouygues’ DNA, once again plays on family values and aims to show how the brand helps people from different generations connect to each other.  Countryside is usually associated with terrible 4G coverage ...
Tags: Technology, France, Advertising, Elvis Costello, Bouygues Telecom, Bouygues, Notting Hill, Redbone, Charles Aznavour, Emma Luchini Stink


AT&T CEO Interrupted By a Robocall During a Live Interview

At an Economic Club event in Washington, DC today, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was interrupted on stage by a robocall, pausing an interview in front of dozens of people and driving home that absolutely no one is safe from the spam epidemic. From a report: Over the past few months, regulators at the Federal Communications Commission have been feeling the pressure from lawmakers and consumers who are urging them to put an end to the relentless onslaught of robocalls people receive every day. Last ...
Tags: Tech, Washington Dc, Federal Communications Commission, Stephenson, Economic Club, Randall Stephenson


'Grow With Google' Plants Seeds for Digital Economy in Akron

Akron's small businesses, nonprofits and job seekers spent the day with Google sharpening their digital skills. It was standing room only at the opening workshop of a day-long training initiative tech giant Google brought to Akron. “ Grow with Google ,” held at the main branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library , was designed to help job seekers, small businesses and nonprofits succeed in an increasingly digital world. Google worked with local organizations to attract attendees to the wor...
Tags: Google, Akron, Akron Summit County Public Library, Marcia Fudge D, Jennifer Conn, Google Plants Seeds for Digital Economy


Europe slaps Google with $2.5 billion fine

Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros (NZ$2.46 billion) for freezing out rivals in the online advertising... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Europe, Business


Amify raises its first venture round on a promise: to boost revenue for third party sellers on Amazon

Small businesses have a complicated relationship with Amazon . While they fear the company because they have no control over it, Amazon’s platform is also a great way to reach shoppers, particularly small businesses that rise to the top of its results pages. Amify, a nine-year-old, Alexandria, Va.-based company, says it can get them there, and investors are buying its pitch. As founder and CEO Ethan McAfee tells us, the 60-person company just raised $5.8 million in Series A funding — its first...
Tags: Amazon, TC, China, Tech, Venture Capital, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Brooks, McAfee, Alexandria Va, Nigel Morris, T Rowe Price, Dundee Venture Capital, CincyTech, Amify, Ethan McAfee


New Funding for Workplace Software Firms Skedulo and Scope AR

Two young San Francisco companies on Wednesday announced fundraisings to bolster their online services aimed at improving workforce efficiency.—Skedulo, which helps managers schedule assignments for field service personnel, says it raised $28 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture arm. Joining in the round were previous investors Blackbird, a venture capital firm based near Sydney, Australia, and Palo Alto, CA-based Costanoa Ventures. M12 principal Priya S...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Microsoft, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Unilever, Web, It, Vc, Software


Here's why analysts think Google may want to 'put the brakes' on Pixelbook innovation (GOOG, GOOGL)

Last week, Business Insider learned that Google had moved dozens of employees out of its laptop and tablet division, scaling back the size of its in-house hardware group. On Tuesday, Ben Bajarin, Principal analyst with Creative Strategies, told Business Insider that the employee cutbacks could mean Google's innovation with Pixelbook — the company's homegrown Chromebook product — is winding down.  “It could be that they feel like the goal of the Pixelbook has done what it needed to do and now i...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Chromebook, Jeff Bezos, Chromebooks, Business Insider, Moorhead, Patrick Moorhead, Milanesi, Ben Bajarin, Bajarin, Creative Strategies, Carolina Milanesi, Pixelbook


Zoey Dollaz – “Highway Full of Pain”

Zoey Dollaz opens up and faces his deep issues. Future’s protege hit the studio with Foreign Teck and Platinum producer Wallis Lane, to create this unforgettable banger, “Highway Full of Pain”. Many are familiar with the production of Lane, as he’s produced for Drake, PartyNextDoor, Travis Scott, Mac Miller and a host of other well-noted emcees. “Highway Full of Pain” is one of the few songs, where Zoey unleashes his personal side telling a vivid story about his struggles and pain with addi...
Tags: Future, Jazz, Singles, Zoey, Lane, Zoey Dollaz, Freebandz, Spotify Follow Zoey Dollaz, Foreign Teck, Highway Full of Pain, Wallis Lane, Drake PartyNextDoor Travis Scott Mac Miller


Many People Think AI Could Make Better Policy Decisions Than Politicians

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: A new survey on Europeans' attitudes towards technology found that a quarter of people would prefer it if policy decisions were made by artificial intelligence instead of politicians. The Center for the Governance of Change at Spain's IE University polled 2,500 adults in the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, and the Netherlands in January. The results reflect an intense anxiety about the changes brought about by advances in tech, with mo...
Tags: Tech, Spain, Netherlands, UK Spain Germany France Ireland Italy


Ford will invest $850 million to add more production capacity for EVs

Ford plans to invest more than $850 million to add more production capacity at a second U.S. factory for its next-generation battery-electric vehicle program. The investment, which will be made through 2023, will focus on expanding Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in southeast Michigan. The plant investment also includes funding to build the next-generation Mustang and is part of a $900 million investment in Ford’s operations in southeastern Michigan. The announcement is tied to Ford’s larger and...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Mexico, Tech, Automotive, Ford Mustang, Ford, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Detroit, Mustang, Sand Hill Road, Ann Arbor, Corktown, Dearborn, Flat Rock Assembly Plant


Realogy expands iBuyer program, reveals cash backing for buyers

Realogy announced Wednesday the expansion of its iBuyer program and upcoming launch of a service that will give buyers cash backing.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Fast Track, Industry News, Bill Young, Home Partners of America, Realogy, Select, Catalist, Ryan Gorman, iBuyer, All Cash Offer, RGX, Offerboost


Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell Join Chris Evans in Apple Series ‘Defending Jacob’

“Downton Abbey” alum Michelle Dockery and “IT” star Jaeden Martell have signed on for lead roles in the Apple limited series “Defending Jacob,” Variety has learned. They join previously announced series lead Chris Evans. The series is based on the 2012 best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay. It tells the story of […]
Tags: Apple, Downton Abbey, News, Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jacob, Jaeden Lieberher, William Landay, Defending Jacob, Michelle Dockery Jaeden Martell Join Chris Evans, Jaeden Martell


The Most Exciting Update to Dyson's New Cordless Vac Is...  a Battery Meter?

If something runs on batteries, you’ll find a battery meter somewhere on it. Your smartphone, your vape; even batteries themselves can tell you how close they are to dying. So why am I excited about Dyson’s inclusion of a redesigned battery meter on its new V11 cordless vacuum? It finally alleviates the anxieties of…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Appliances, Dyson, Vacuums, Consumer Tech, V11


Dyson's Daylight Tracking Lamp Matches the Light Outside So You Don't Feel Like Such a Shut-In

We’ve spent decades bathed in the glow of artificial light, but it’s only recently that we’ve started to realize our bodies are naturally tuned to the sun, and exposure to the fake stuff can throw off sleep schedules and even damage our eyes. Dyson, which has re-engineered everything from vacuums to hair dryers, is…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Dyson, Lighting, Lamps, Consumer Tech


Four Wikipedias To 'Black Out' Over EU Copyright Directive

Sherwin Siy and Jan Gerlach, writing for the Wikimedia Foundation: Volunteer editor communities in four language Wikipedias -- German, Czech, Danish, and Slovak -- have decided to black out the sites on 21 March in opposition to the current version of the proposed EU Copyright Directive. Those language editions of Wikipedia will redirect all visitors to a banner about the directive, blocking access to content on Wikipedia for 24 hours. A final vote on the directive is expected on 26 March. The...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Eu, Wikimedia Foundation, Sherwin Siy, Jan Gerlach


Dyson launches a vacuum with better battery, a desk lamp and a personal air purifier

Dyson’s got a very specific way of doing things. The British company makes super-high-quality products for a world where price isn’t an option. Using their devices is a bit like driving a sports car for the first time. You’ve got no idea why someone would pay that much money for something until you actually try them out. Fittingly, it offered a few handfuls of reporters a chance to try out a trio of new products at a closed-door event this week. As the company noted, it doesn’t do much tradi...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Dyson


CZ75 Republika Handgun Presented to President Trump by Czech PM Andrej Babiš

CZ75 Republika Presented to President Trump by Czech PM Andrej Babiš U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On March 7th, 2019, President Trump and the First Lady met with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš of the Czech Republic and his wife, in the White House.  The meeting was cordial, with both men celebrating the bond between the two countries. After the meeting, PM Babiš told reporters that he had presented President Trump with one of one hundred custom crafted CZ75 pistols created for the centennial of t...
Tags: Google, Guns, White House, Israel, Department Of Defense, Czech Republic, United States, Nato, Arizona, Kennedy, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Czechoslovakia, Warsaw Pact, Andrej Babis, Babis


'Energizing Times': Microsoft To 'Go Big' at E3 in Response To Google Stadia

Microsoft announced its Xcloud game-streaming service last August, with the ambition of streaming console-quality games to gamers wherever they are. Yesterday, Google made its foray into the space with the announcement of Stadia. Google promises that Stadia will be "coming [in] 2019," potentially stealing a march on Xcloud, which is due only to enter public trials this year. But in an internal email sent to rally the troops, Phil Spencer, Microsoft's gaming chief, seemed unsurprised and apparent...
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Opinion analysis: Justices sidestep decision on propriety of “cy pres” class-action settlements

This morning the justices issued a per curiam opinion vacating the decision of the lower court in Frank v. Gaos. They had granted review in that case to consider the propriety of so-called “cy pres” settlements – settlements of class actions that distribute all or a part of the monetary relief to public-interest or charitable recipients instead of the named plaintiffs. In this case, for example, the lower courts awarded $8.5 million in monetary relief in a suit brought by plaintiffs alleging tha...
Tags: Google, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Robins, Frank, 9th Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Clarence Thomas, Spokeo Inc, Merits Cases, Spokeo, Spokeo Today


China's E-Buses Dent Oil Demand More Than Electric Cars Do

China's fleet of electric buses appear to be denting oil demand more than electric cars. "By the end of this year, a cumulative 270,000 barrels a day of diesel demand will have been displaced by electric buses, most of it in China," reports Bloomberg, citing a new report published by BloombergNEF. "That's more than three times the displacement by all the world's passenger electric vehicles (a market where Tesla has a share of about 12 percent)." From the report: Despite rapid growth, the impact ...
Tags: China, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, International Energy Agency Buses


Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates

Microsoft has rolled out a patch that will warn Windows 7 users that security updates will soon come to an end. The patch rolled out Wednesday warning users of the impending deadline, January 14, 2020, when the software giant will no longer roll out fixes for security flaws and vulnerabilities. The deadline comes some 10 years after Windows 7 first debuted in 2009, more than half a decade before Microsoft’s most recent operating system Windows 10 was introduced. Microsoft’s move to stop issui...
Tags: Security, Apps, Microsoft, Tech, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Windows 10, National Security Agency, Windows 7, Operating System, Microsoft Windows, Windows Xp, Operating Systems, Cyberattacks


Original Content podcast: ‘Shrill’ stays positive, despite bad boyfriends and terrible bosses

Many of the themes and stories found in Hulu’s “Shrill” will be familiar to fans of writer Lindy West — after all, it’s based on her book “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” and she’s a writer on the series. But “Shrill” has mined the autobiographical material in West’s book to tell a fictionalized story about a young journalist played by Aidy Bryant of “Saturday Night Live” (she also co-wrote the first two episodes). When we meet Annie, she’s ignored or belittled by everyone — a random yoga i...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Tech, Annie, Aidy Bryant, Hulu, Bryant, Lindy West, Devin Coldewey, Shrill, Original Content Podcast


WATCH: How smart-home tech can translate to sales

Get a first-hand look at the smart-home tech gadgets that your clients want from Coldwell Banker Elite's Angel Piontek, and find out how to leverage their benefits to help close your next sale.
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