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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review: Note-worthy comeback!

Xiaomi introduced Pro version of Redmi Note for the first time in India last year along with Redmi Note 5, but Redmi Note 5 was not a significant upgrade from Redmi Note 4 and hence Redmi Note 5 Pro became a preferred choice amongst consumers. The company didn't even bother to launch Redmi Note 6, instead, it launched Redmi Note 6 Pro without launching regular Redmi Note 6 back in November. Last month, Xiaomi introduced Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India and Redmi Note (not the Pro vari...
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Feel About the End Of Google+ ?

"On April 2nd, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will be shut down and we will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts," Google has been warning since January. Long-time Slashdot reader shanen writes "it's been grating on me for a while," asking "But is there any real harm here? Do you feel damaged?" On the one hand, my trust in the Google has certainly been damaged by profit-driven directional changes. On such grounds you could argue that the people who most ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Slashdot


Content Strategy and the Google March 2019 Algorithm Update by @martinibuster

MarketMuse shares surprising content strategy trends associated with the March 2019 UpdateThe post Content Strategy and the Google March 2019 Algorithm Update by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo


New Facebook tool answers the question “Why am I seeing this post?”

Facebook announced today that it is adding a feature called “Why am I seeing this post?” to News Feeds. Similar to “Why am I seeing this ad?,” which has appeared next to advertisements since 2014, the new tool has a dropdown menu that gives users information about why that post appeared in their News Feed, along with links to personalization controls. Meant to give users more transparency into how Facebook’s News Feed algorithm works, the update comes as the company copes with several major e...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Transparency, Social Media, Tech, News Feed, New Zealand, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development


Amazon’s role in co-sponsoring research on fairness in AI draws mixed reaction

Some people are encouraged to see Amazon partner with the National Science Foundation to fund research, but others are concerned about potential conflicts of interest for researchers scrutinizing artificial intelligence technologies.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, National Science Foundation


To imagine the ‘5G’ future, revisit our recent wireless past

How will fifth-generation cellular networks affect your life? Look back at the last big wireless upgrade to get a sense of how profound that change might be.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Lifestyle, Nation


Who’s Who in Corporate Wellness Technology (CWT)

Employees are burning out, losing sleep, becoming less healthy, and being compounded by stress. Furthermore, healthcare costs continue to increase as companies struggle to maximize the productivity of their employees while also retaining them. It’s ironic in many ways, but companies are turning to technology to help employees cope with too much technology. Here’s a summary note from our deeper research on this space after interviewing dozens of companies, startups, experts and attending eve...
Tags: Google, Arianna Huffington, Sem, Richard Branson, Muse, Sap, Castlight Health, Tripp, Pexels, Virgin Pulse, Eugene Lee, Thrive Global, Janet Fouts, Joel Bennett, Modern Wellbeing, Corporate Wellness Technology CWT


Google Ads Keyword Planner Now Allows Up to 10 Seed Keywords by @MattGSouthern

Google Ads Keyword Planner has been updated with the ability to process up to 10 seed keywords.The post appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, Tools, News, Seo


Phone Carrier Apps Can Help Fight Robocalls -- Sometimes, Even For Free (slashdot)

Friday CNN reported on "what you can do right now to stop robocalls." "Short of throwing your phone in the garbage, there's no way to avoid them altogether. But wireless providers and smartphone developers offer tools to filter out at least some unwanted calls." - Verizon's Call Filter app is free to download on iPhones and Android devices. The company announced Thursday the app will offer some free features -- including auto-blocking calls from known fraudsters, showing warning banners for su...
Tags: Google, Verizon, News, Cnn, Short, EditorDavid, Phone Carrier Apps Can Help Fight Robocalls


We don’t need no education?

I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately, and I’ve been watching the rise of Lambda School — which I think is fantastic, incidentally — and the combination has me wondering two things: how educated do software engineers need to be? And how well does that map to what they actually learn from formal education? Let’s step back and define some terms before we try to answer those. First, by “formal” education I generally mean a four-year accredited university, whereas people with eg Lambda School...
Tags: Google, TC, Opinion, America, Tech, Canada, Waterloo, Lambda School


The DEA Ran a Massive Database of People Who Bought Money-Counting Machines for Years

The Drug Enforcement Administration maintained a database of people who purchased money-counting machines as part of a “legally questionable” effort to identify suspected drug dealers for further surveillance and enforcement efforts, the New York Times reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Drugs, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, New York Times, Courts, DEA, War On Drugs, Mass Surveillance, Drug Enforcement Administration


Elon Musk, SoundCloud rapper

How’s your weekend going? Good, good. Now, here, have a billionaire’s super autotuned rap track about a famous deceased gorilla: Tesla/Space X/Boring Company guy, Elon Musk has apparently uploaded a SoundCloud track titled “RIP Harambe,” about the 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla who was shot to death at a Cincinnati zoo in 2016 after a three-year-old boy climb into his enclosure. No word yet on precisely what role Musk played in the creation of the track, beyond releasing it on his “fa...
Tags: Elon Musk, Entertainment, Tech, James Dolan, Musk, Cincinnati, Elon Musk SoundCloud, Tesla Space X Boring Company


Saudis hacked Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’s phone, says company's security adviser

Chief executive allegedly targeted because he owns Washington Post, where Jamal Khashoggi was columnistThe security chief for Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, says the Saudi government had access to Bezos’s phone and gained private information from it.Gavin de Becker, Bezos’s longtime security consultant, said he had concluded his investigation into the publication in January of leaked text messages between Bezos and Lauren Sánchez, a former television anchor whom the US National Enquirer ...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Media, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Newspapers & magazines, Middle East and North Africa, Magazines, Jeff Bezos, US press and publishing, National Enquirer, Bezos, Jamal Khashoggi, Lauren Sánchez, Gavin De Becker Bezos


Elon Musk Continues To Amuse Himself On Twitter, Sharing Song, Duck Emoji

Yesterday Billboard magazine reported that Elon Musk had dropped a rap song on SoundCloud -- an auto-tuned song called "RIP Harambe." Posted under the handle Emo G Records, the two-minute track pays tribute to the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla who was killed in 2016 after a 3-year-old climbed into its living area. It's unclear if Musk stumbled upon the track, which has his name on it, or if he released the track himself... "RIP Harambe" had more than 200,000 plays as of Sunday afternoon. Some Twitter...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Musk, Cincinnati, Harambe, Emo G Records, Emo G Records Crushing


NCAA Final Four field set after Michigan State upends Duke, Auburn beats Kentucky

Michigan State forward Aaron Henry (11) scores on Duke forward Javin DeLaurier (12) during the second half of an NCAA men’s East Regional final college basketball game in Washington, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Auburn’s Bryce Brown (2) celebrates during the second half of the Midwest Regional final game against Kentucky in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Sound The gallery will ...
Tags: Minneapolis, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Sports, Tech, Sport, Soccer, Kansas, College sports, Ncaa, Auburn, Michigan, Tigers, Kansas City, North Carolina


Tenants Outraged Over New York Landlord's Plan To Install Facial Recognition Technology

A Brooklyn landlord plans to install facial recognition technology at the entrance of a 700-unit building, according to Gothamist, "raising alarm among tenants and housing rights attorneys about what they say is a far-reaching and egregious form of digital surveillance." [Last] Sunday, several tenants told Gothamist that, unbeknownst to them, their landlord, Nelson Management, had sought state approval in July 2018 to install a facial recognition system known as StoneLock. Under state rules, lan...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Atlantic, Brooklyn, Kansas, Brownsville, Gothamist, South Bronx, HCR, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Rockaway Avenue, Install Facial Recognition Technology, Nelson Management, Community Renewal HCR, Boyland Street, Icemae Downes


Google Ads Editor Introduces Full Cross-Account Management by @MattGSouthern

Google has officially launched Google Ads Editor version 1, which now offers full cross-account management.The post appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Paid Search


Non Sequiturs: 03.31.19

* Even Jonathan Adler, no fan of Obamacare, can't support the Justice Department's shift of position in the ongoing Affordable Care Act litigation out of Texas. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason] * John Lauro continues to protect the reputation of his client Wendi Adelson, ex-wife of murdered law professor Dan Markel. [2paragraphs] * Meanwhile, another player in the Dan Markel case -- David Oscar Markus, counsel to Charlie Adelson -- argues that Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney Gene...
Tags: Texas, Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Obamacare, Congress, Religion, Court, Affordable Care Act, Marco Rubio, Department Of Justice, First Amendment, Justice Department, Legal Technology, Constitutional Law


Leaning Bench

Unique wooden bench designed to be leaned against a wall to achieve perfect balance and stability. Leaning bench created by Izabela Boloz features rubber underneath the legs that prevents slipping. Creative bench designed for two people. Also check out: Wall Chai
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Prosecutors Were Already Investigating Whether Boeing Provided 'Incomplete or Misleading' 737 Information

Fox Business News reports: - "Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Boeing provided incomplete or misleading information about its best-selling 737 Max aircraft to U.S. air safety regulators and customers, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal." - That investigation began five months ago -- after the first crash that killed 189 people, but before the second one. Nine days after that November 7 crash, America's Federal Aviation Administration had issued an international e...
Tags: Indonesia, Washington, Tech, Faa, Boeing, Fox Business News, MCAS, America s Federal Aviation Administration, Washington Post Fox Business, Ethi


Last Day for … (Free Books and Music)

Today’s the last day for a number of free book and music deals: The Naxos free album this month is one of three in a St Patrick’s Day theme: Harty Hamilton’s “An Irish Symphony”, John Field’s “Piano Music, Vol. 1” or Victor Herbert’s “Beloved Songs”. As always, check your email for the links via their newsletter, as well as free World Music downloads and the Bonus Download from Tactus this month. If you have audiobooks in your library at Tantor Media, you have until midnight tonight to get them ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Kindle Books, ePub Books, Free Music, Don, Tantor Media, Andrew Murray, Free Books, NonFiction, Simon Vance, Victor Herbert, Leland Ryken, Harty Hamilton, Thomas Hockey


Devuan.org Now Points To 'Pwned' Page With Gopher URLs

"DEVUAN.ORG HAS BEEN PWNED" reads a new message at the home page for Devuan (a fork of Debian without systemd) -- which re-redirects to a new page named pwned.html, reports Slashdot reader DevNull127: In all capital letters, its carefully-indented message (complete with an ascii-art logo) now informs visitors that "the web sucks -- JavaScript sucks -- browsers suck." Posting the URLs to several gopher sites, it adds that "Gopher is the way -- gopher is the future." "Kiss port 80 goodbye. Join t...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot, Devuan


Don't Worry About Apple's AirPods Share Loss

The data still points to a bright future for Apple in wireless earbuds.
Tags: Apple, Finance, Article, Don, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Bd59c241-f80c-57be-9761-47b98fc67cf5


Google accidentally reveals Nest Hub Max with 10-inch screen, built-in camera

The Google Store accidentally revealed the Nest Hub Max, which will come with a 10-inch screen, stereo speakers, and a built-in camera. The new smart display will apparently build upon the features of the Google Home Hub. The post Google accidentally reveals Nest Hub Max with 10-inch screen, built-in camera appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Smart Home, Home Hub, Max, Google Store, Smart Display, Google Home Hub, Nest Hub Max


UPshow Helps Businesses Use TV Screens on Site to Build Their Brands

Are TVs inside your business crucial? If you’re a sports bar, obviously you’ll say flat screens on the wall are 100% crucial to business. But at gyms, screens seem to exist so that members can zone out as they work out. And owners of medical and dental practices might think TVs in waiting rooms are best at keeping “impatient patients” calm. While clearly different, the use cases mentioned above treat TV screens in a very basic way. You might even wonder if those TVs are “underutilized”, or not ...
Tags: Google, New York, New York City, Sales, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York Yankees, Don, Yankee, Buffalo Wild Wings, Technology Trends, TDF Ventures, Digital Signage Expo, Adam Hirsen, Famer Mike Krzyzewski, Hirsen


Inside look: Google’s new robotics lab is full of fast learners

Google recently provided an inside look at some of the technology the company has been working on in its newly refocused robotics program.
Tags: Google, Business, News


Facebook Reportedly Worked on Project to Build Fleet of Bird-Sized Internet Drones

It turns out that Facebook’s onetime plan to build huge drones that would relay wireless networks to parts of the world without widespread access to high-speed internet, Project Aquila, isn’t the only odd method the company has explored in its quest towards world e-domination. According to a recent report in Business…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Drones, Uavs, Pigeonets, Project Aquila


Tinder Announces New 'Height Verification' Feature. But They May Be Lying

"The Tinder dating app will soon be asking men to submit photos in order to verify their height," writes long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike, sharing a post made Friday (March 29th) on the official Tinder blog. Let's be real, when it comes to online dating -- honesty is the best policy. Yes, your height matters as long as every other shallow aspect of physical attraction does. Please try not to take it to heart... Height-lying ends here. To require everyone under 6' to own up to their real hei...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot, HVB


A comprehensive (and honest) list of UX clichés

“You are not your user” A reminder that you are not designing the product for people like yourself. Often used as a way to encourage more user research in a project. “If Henry Ford had asked people what they wanted, they would have told him faster horses”Used as a counter-argument to the previous statement, when you start to realize you won’t have time or money to do enough user research. “We are testing the design, not your skills”Disclaimer given to users at the start of a user testing session...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Henry Ford, Design & Dev, Syndication


US Lawmakers Propose Allowing Prisons To Jam Signals From Smuggled Cellphones

An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: Federal legislation proposed Thursday would give state prison officials the ability they have long sought to jam the signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates within their walls... The legislation could help provide a solution to a problem prison officials have said represents the top security threat to their institutions. Corrections chiefs across the country have long argued for the ability to jam the signals, saying the phones -- smuggled into...
Tags: US, Tech, Associated Press



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