Software for Affinity Networks

I’m been looking around for software to help me manage an increasing number of affinity networks. These are networks that I’ve created around different topics, such as the books I’ve written – like Startup Communities and Venture Deals – as well as topics I’m exploring with small to medium sized groups of people. So far I’ve tried a bunch of stuff and have ended up back at email groups, which is the least common denominator. I’ve tried a few different products for email groups and always end ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Trends, Software, Networks, Feld, Facebook LinkedIn, Affinity Networks

Pwn2Own Competitors Crack Tesla, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Windows 10

A research duo who hacked a Tesla were the big winners at the annual Pwn2Own white hat security contest, reports ZDNet. "The duo earned $375,000 in prize money, of the total of $545,000 awarded during the whole three-day competition... They also get to keep the car." Team Fluoroacetate -- made up of Amat Cama and Richard Zhu -- hacked the Tesla car via its browser. They used a JIT bug in the browser renderer process to execute code on the car's firmware and show a message on its entertainment s...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Zdnet, Richard Zhu, Tesla Firefox Safari Microsoft, Amat Cama, Team Fluoroacetate, Apple Safari Firefox Microsoft, Apple Safari Microsoft

Hackers conquer Tesla’s in-car web browser and win a Model 3

A pair of security researchers dominated Pwn2Own, the annual high-profile hacking contest, taking home $375,000 in prizes including a Tesla Model 3 — their reward for successfully exposing a vulnerability in the electric vehicle’s infotainment system. Tesla handed over its new Model 3 sedan to Pwn2Own this year, the first time a car has been included in the competition. Pwn2Own is in its 12th year and run by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative. ZDI has awarded more than $4 million over the life...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Transportation, Microsoft, Tech, Tesla, Web Browsers, Software, Automotive, Vancouver, Oracle, Vmware, Trend Micro, Computer Security, Bounty

Florida Citrus Trees To Be Sprayed With Thousands of Kilograms of Antiobiotics

Long-time Slashdot reader memnock quotes Nature: In the next month or so, orange trees across Florida will erupt in white blossoms, signalling the start of another citrus season. But this year, something different will be blowing in the winds. Farmers are preparing to spray their trees with hundreds of thousands of kilograms of two common antibiotics to combat citrus greening, a bacterial disease that has been killing Florida citrus trees for more than a decade. The US Environmental Protection ...
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Google, Microsoft and Apple role in education

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Tags: Apple, Videos, Google Microsoft

Apple’s Beats to reportedly release truly wireless PowerBeats earphones in April

Beats will reportedly release a truly wireless PowerBeats earphones next month, following the announcement of Apple's new AirPods. The second-generation AirPods received the new H1 chip, which is also expected to power the new PowerBeats. The post Apple’s Beats to reportedly release truly wireless PowerBeats earphones in April appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Home Theater, Beats, Powerbeats, AirPods

Carefully consider every aspect of the integration of AI into health care

AI, artificial intelligence, is all the rage right now in medical news media. And this has many practicing physicians, even medical students, concerned. Will AI make diagnose heavy specialties such as dermatology and radiology obsolete? Can AI give rise to new medical specialties? How many tasks traditionally done by doctors will now be handled by […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Health IT, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA

Cringely Pans Self-Driving Car Hype, Says They're Years Away

In what may be his final year of technology predictions, columnist Robert X. Cringely argues "I can't say that we're going to see anything beyond more beta tests of self-driving cars in 2019... We simply aren't ready and probably won't be for years to come...." "The problem isn't with the self-driving cars, it's with the cars that aren't self-driving, cars that are driven by idiots like me." It will eventually happen. Once half the fleet has been replaced with cars that could be self-drivers if...
Tags: Uber, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Elon, Robert X Cringely

Stallman Suggests Install Fest 'Deals With Devil' Include Actual Man Dressed As Devil

This weekend's annual LibrePlanet conference, hosted by the Free Software Foundation, prompted a new essay about "install fests" from Richard Stallman: Install fests invite users to bring their computers so that experts can install GNU/Linux on them... The problem is that most computers can't run with a completely free GNU/Linux distro. They contain peripherals, or coprocessors, that won't operate unless the installed system contains some nonfree drivers or firmware... This presents the install...
Tags: Tech, Devil, Stallman, Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation

5 Simple Steps to Building a Google Trusted Website

by Robert Clough Google is the most popular search engine in the world, handling billions of searches each day. That's a lot of people looking things up. They might even be searching for your website. You know that's why SEO and your search engine results page rank are so important. You've tried all the tips and tricks, though, and you're still not ranking. What's going on? It comes down to trust. Google trusted websites rank higher than those Google doesn't trust. If your SEO efforts don...
Tags: Google, Seo, Search Engine Optimization, Authority, Seo Success, Robert Clough Google, Google Trusted Sites, Google Schema

Elon Musk Is Still Fighting the SEC in Court Over His Bad Tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk really, really wants to keep tweeting without any other adults looking over his shoulder, despite a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year ordering him not to send out tweets that could affect Tesla’s stock without getting pre-approval from company officials.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Social Media, Tesla, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Elon Must

Non Sequiturs: 03.24.19

* In the wake of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's retirement, I predicted that Chief Justice John Roberts, a staunch institutionalist when it comes to the Supreme Court, would serve as a moderating influence at SCOTUS -- and so far that seems to be the case, with Adam Feldman noting a "a mild liberalizing over time" in JGR's jurisprudence. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, it's high time for the Court to resolve the messy circuit split on email privacy under the Stored Communications Act, ac...
Tags: New York, Technology, Email, Supreme Court, Privacy, Law, Scotus, Rankings, Free Speech, Emails, Law Schools, American Bar Association, Fastcase, Trump, JGR, John Roberts

Tag Heuer’s Golf Edition smartwatch is a lot more than just a flash of new color

Tag Heuer's Golf Edition Connected Modular 45 smartwatch has a lot more going for it than just a flashy new color scheme. From the titanium body and black PVD coating to the new Golf app, this is a true special edition. The post Tag Heuer’s Golf Edition smartwatch is a lot more than just a flash of new color appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Tag Heuer, Connected Modular 45, Baselworld 2019, Golf Edition

What To Know About The Cybersecurity Executive Order

In response to current risks that face data in federal agencies, the Presidential Executive Order 13636 was signed. This Executive Order contains guidelines covering how cybersecurity compliance should be followed in Federal Agencies. It was signed on May 11, 2017, and it primarily covers the strengthening of Cybersecurity standards in Federal Networks and other critical infrastructure. Executive Order 13636 will impact more than just federal agencies. While non-governmental companies aren’t leg...
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Google Play Store Mistakenly Removed KDE Connect

Google's Play Store made a bad mistake on Tuesday, long-time Slashdot reader sombragris writes: KDE Connect, a project designed to enable seamless communcation and control between a desktop computer and a mobile phone, was suddenly removed from Android's Google Play store. According to a Twitter thread by Albert Vaca, KDE Connect's maintainer, the removal was allegedly because the app was in breach of Google's new SMS policy. There's an exemption which applies to KDE Connect, but the maintai...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Tech, KDE, KDE Connect, Albert Vaca, Cintora

Apple's next iPhones could have a feature that charges the Apple Watch, new AirPods, and even other iPhones

The 2019 iPhone was predicted by prolific Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kup to come with reverse wireless charging.  A new report from Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara supports Kuo's predictions after supposedly receiving information from a Chinese supplier that also provided the reverse wireless tech for Samsung's recent Galaxy S10 smartphones. Reverse wireless charging on iPhones would allow users to charge other wireless charging devices, like the Apple Watch and Apple's new wireless charging AirPo...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Ming Chi Kuo, Mac Otakara, Huawei Mate, Kuo, Ming Chi Kup

iPhone 11 may finally deliver a long overdue feature

In any given year, it's not uncommon to see a number of conflicting reports concerning upcoming iPhone features. This, of course, isn't terribly surprising given that Apple early on in the development cycle will often test various prototype designs with different features. Indeed, this is the reason why, in the build-up to the iPhone X unveiling in 2017, we saw some reports claiming Apple was going to release a device with Touch ID built into the display itself.With that said, one of the...
Tags: Apple, News, Apple Watch, Ming Chi Kuo, MacOtakara

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite. As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco and Silicon Valley exclusive access to its mobile app, allowing them to book helicopters, private jets and even seaplanes at a moments notice for $200 per seat, at least. Blade, backed by Lerer Hippeau, Airbus, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and others, currently flies pass...
Tags: Google, Startups, Transportation, Uber, New York, California, India, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ceo, Palo Alto, Transport, Venture Capital, Commuting, Warner Music Group

A week of game streaming and earthquakes

From Extra Crunch We hope all of you enjoyed the conversation with Eric Peckham and Lucas Matney on GDC and game streaming. For those who couldn’t join, a transcript should be coming shortly. Our enterprise reporter Ron Miller has a dive into how Salesforce became the model for enterprise SaaS companies, with some great early details into the launch of AppExchange. Continuing his growth discussion, Julian Shapiro of discusses the acquisition marketing costs across 14 ad networks....
Tags: Tech, Bitcoin, Salesforce, GDC, Lucas Matney, Ron Miller, Eric Peckham, The Extra Crunch Daily, Julian Shapiro, BellCurve, Antonio Masiello Getty

Thousands of Brexit protesters flood the streets of London calling for new referendum

As the tire fire that is Theresa May's handling of Brexit continues to burn, a crowd pegged at around a million people flooded the streets of London on Saturday, protesting the disastrous policy and calling on a new referendum. SEE ALSO: John Oliver shares his thoughts on Brexit and we honestly don't know whether to laugh or cryWhile the option of a second referendum on Brexit was once seen as highly unlikely, there's now a semblance of hope for those backing the vote. Prime Minister...
Tags: Google, UK, London, News, John Oliver, Eu, European Union, Theresa May, Nigel Farage, Sunderland, Parliament, Brexit, Unicorn, Sadiq Khan, Paul Johnson, Teresa May

8chan Criticized By Its Founder, Blocked by Australian and NZ ISPs

Several major ISPs in Australia temporarily blocked access to 8chan, along with "dozens" of web sites that hosted video of last week's mass shooting in Christchurch New Zealand, Ars Technica reports -- noting that the ISPs acted on their own in response to "community expectations." Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan (who "cut ties" with the site in December) is now criticizing 8chan moderators for their slowness in removing posts inciting violence, i...
Tags: Post, New York, Australia, Washington Post, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Christchurch, Nz, Brennan, Tarrant, Drew Harwell, Brenton Tarrant, Fredrick Brennan, Christchurch New Zealand Ars Technica

A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data

A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password. The app, Family Locator, built by Australia-based software house React Apps, allows families to track each other in real-time, such as spouses or parents wanting to know where their children are. It also lets users set up geofenced alerts to send a notification when a family member enters or leaves a certain location, such as school ...
Tags: Security, Apps, Florida, Email, Microsoft, Internet, Australia, US, Social Media, Tech, Computing, Photo Sharing, Database, Singh, Sanyam Jain, GDI Foundation

iMac vs. iMac Pro

With Apple refreshing the higher-end iMacs with newer processors and graphics cards, it moves closer to the iMac Pro. In this guide, we consider the performance, features, and help make sense of the differences between the two. The post iMac vs. iMac Pro appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, iMac, Apple iMac Pro

I'm new here... and a little shy, but I'll eventually get over it.

I first heard about this site through past YouTube videos that linked to tutorials here, and now that I've started what I call my third phase in e-books, I decided to actually join. First phase: Apple Books and (tried) Kobo on iPad (gen 1) - some time in 2010/2011 Second phase: Kindle on Kindle Paperwhite (2012 model) - late 2013 to some time in 2015/2016 Third phase: Built-in reader (primarily PDFs via Calibre) and Kindle (plus many other services, but those are the primary ones I use) on Li...
Tags: Firefox, Asia, Books, Introduce Yourself, Lenovo, Mimas, Kobo, Lenovo Yoga Tab, Apple Books, Likebook Mimas

How Science Fiction Imagines Data Storage

Esther Schindler (Slashdot reader #16,185) shared this story from Hewlett Packard's Enterprise blog: Storage is a staple of both science and science fiction, and forms the basis, or a crucial component, of many a piece of speculative fiction... [H]ere are eight past visions of the storage future that either passed their error checks or succumbed to bit rot. Why store vast quantities of data on a device when you can just slap it into someone's head? The article acknowledges that in many science ...
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No One Knows How Users Will Pay for Google Stadia Yet, But an Ad-Supported Model May Be Tricky

This week, Google announced its fancy new Stadia game-streaming service to the world—though the question of just how the tech giant is planning on monetizing it remains quite open. It’s not clear whether users will gain access to Stadia’s stable of games by purchasing individual titles, paying a monthly subscription…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Video Games, Advertising, Streaming, Subscriptions, Ad Supported, Stadia, Video Game Streaming

The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

While people are still grappling with the technical ramifications of Google’s Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Kotaku Core, Backlash, Stadia, Google Stadia, Kotaku Au

Corporate biotech venture funding rises again

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor 2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups Biotech venture funding has been on a tear for the past couple of years, and corporate investors in the space are doing their part to boost the totals. Here at Crunchbase, we’ve put together an index of the largest pharma and biotech companies active in startup investment, along with their...
Tags: TC, Column, Tech, New Jersey, Venture Capital, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Biotech, 23andMe, Crunchbase, Celgene, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis Venture Fund, Joanna Glasner

The Other Recent Deadly Boeing Crash No One Is Talking About

New York magazine's Intelligencer remembers last month's crash of a Boeing 767 carrying cargo for Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service -- and shares a new theory that its cause wasn't a suicidal pilot or an autopilot malfunction: In online pilot discussion forums, a third idea has been gaining adherents: that the pilots succumbed to a phenomenon called somatogravic illusion, in which lateral acceleration due to engine thrust creates the sensation that one is tipping backward in one's seat. The ef...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Tech, Boeing, Rostov, U S Postal Service, Don Russia, Atlas Air, Intelligencer

Planning for the uncertain future of work

In a recently published, roughly 75-page report, British non-profit organization The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) outlined several scenarios for how the UK labor market will be impacted by frontier technologies such as automation, AI, AVs and more. The analysis titled “The Four Futures of Work” was conducted in collaboration with design and consulting firm Arup and was spearheaded by the RSA’s “Future Work Centre”, which focuses on the impact of new technologies on work ...
Tags: Google, Energy, TC, Asia, Europe, UK, Jobs, Climate Change, Finance, Government, China, Future Of Work, Tech, Global Warming, Artificial Intelligence, Policy

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