Peeks into Beautiful Paris

    Paris is a wonderland this Spring as the pink blooming trees are wearing nature's crown jewel.  Against the greyish white buildings, the pink is intensified.          The light in Paris, mixed with the stark stone facades and the blooming trees is striking.            Where to See The Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Paris Notre Dame Cherry Blossom Trees. Rue Monge Cherry Blossoms in Bloom. Eiffel tower covered in Cherry Blossoms. Parc Monceau in Bloom. Jardin des Plantes in Bloom. Jardin ...
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The Death of “Say Cheese”? Apple’s Trying to Patent a Synthetic Group Selfie App

Apple is apparently trying to patent technology that will generate group selfies for you and your friends, totally removing all the effort necessary on your part. The technology that the Cupertino... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Mooney scores, Texas Tech clamps down in 61-51 win over MSU

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For those who thought Texas Tech only plays defense, it’s time to meet Matt Mooney. While the Red Raiders were locking down Michigan State on one end, the graduate transfer shooting guard was raining in 3s on the other, lifting Tech one win away from a title Saturday night with a 61-51 […]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Sports, Tech, Ap, Michigan, Texas Tech, MSU, Mooney, Matt Mooney

14-Year-Old Earned $200,000 Playing Fortnite on YouTube

An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post: Griffin Spikoski spends as much as 18 hours a day glued to his computer screen playing the wildly popular, multiplayer video game "Fortnite." His YouTube channel -- where he regularly uploads videos of himself playing the online game -- has nearly 1.2 million subscribers and more than 71 million views; figures that have netted him advertisers, sponsorships and a steady stream of income. Last year, that income totaled nearly $200,000... "It's kind o...
Tags: Abc, Washington Post, Youtube, Tech, Long Island, Griffin, Chris, WABC TV, WABC, Spikoski, Griffin Spikoski

Apple TV+ Includes A Muppet Who Codes

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: While Apple CEO Tim Cook may not be able to force schoolchildren to code, there's no law against Cook and Apple using Sesame Street to make preschoolers want to code. Among the original Apple TV+ shows Cook announced at Apple's March Event was Helpsters, an "incredible new preschool show" about coding from "the peeps at Sesame Workshop and Apple." In a skit on stage at the Steve Jobs Theater [available on YouTube], a Helpster monster from the new show n...
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Intel scoffs at report that its 5G modems won’t be ready for Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup

The 5G revolution is slowly getting off the ground but Apple will be sitting on the sidelines for the time being. As is to be expected, and similar to its previous strategy with respect to 4G a few years back, Apple is planning to wait for broader nationwide coverage before joining the 5G party. So while 2019 will see any number of 5G enabled devices from Android hit the market, iPhone users will have to wait a bit. The only question, though, is how long that wait is going to be.Despite the wide...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, Fast Company, Qualcomm, Intel Apple, Fast Company an Intel

After 15 Years, The Humble Space Telescope Can No Longer Be Powered Up

Long-time Slashdot reader frank249 brings some news from Diana Dragomir, a Hubble Fellow at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research: Diana Dragomir tweeted that the MOST Telescope "can no longer be powered up. It's had a long life, overshooting its planned one-year lifespan by a factor of 15...!" The MOST Space Telescope (which stands for Microvariability and Oscillation of Stars) was launched into space in 2003. It was the first Canadian scientific satellite in orbit in 33...
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As Apple Moves Into Streaming, Netflix Kills Support for AirPlay

Streaming giant Netflix has dropped native support for Apple’s AirPlay, with the company revising its support guidelines to state that the switch is “due to technical limitations,” Cult of Mac wrote on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Airplay

Is the Golden Age of YouTube Over?

An anonymous reader quotes the Verge: As YouTube battles misinformation catastrophes and discovers new ways people are abusing its system, the company is shifting toward more commercial, advertiser-friendly content at a speed its creator community hasn't seen before. The golden age of YouTube -- the YouTube of a million different creators all making enough money to support themselves by creating videos about doing what they love -- is over... By the end of 2016, when algorithm changes were creat...
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Tesla’s Enhanced Summon set for a wider release to U.S. owners next week

Tesla is preparing for a wider roll out a more capable and robust version of its “eventual” automated parking feature known as Enhanced Summon next week, CEO Elon Musk tweeted Saturday. The tweet comes just days after the company released a new version of Navigate on Autopilot, an advanced driving feature that is viewed as a step towards full automated driving on highways. In the tweet, Musk writes “Tesla Enhanced Summon coming out in U.S. next week for anyone with Enhanced Autopilot or Full Sel...
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Tesla’s automated parking feature will be rolled out to U.S. owners next week

Tesla is preparing to roll out a more capable and robust version of its automated parking feature known as Enhanced Summon next week, CEO Elon Musk tweeted Saturday. The tweet comes just days after the company released a new version of Navigate on Autopilot, an advanced driving feature that is viewed as a step towards full automated driving on highways. In the tweet, Musk writes “Tesla Enhanced Summon coming out in U.S. next week for anyone with Enhanced Autopilot or Full Self-Driving option.” E...
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Over A Dozen Satellites From SpaceX's December Launch Can't Be Identified

In December a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket deployed 64 satellites into space. But four months later, more than a dozen "have yet to be identified in space," reports the Verge. "We know that they're up there, and where they are, but it's unclear which satellites belong to which satellite operator on the ground...." "Many of the satellite operators do not know which of these 19 probes are theirs exactly, and the Air Force can't figure it out either." For a good portion of these satellites, it's possib...
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Chinese HR Firms Have Leaked Over 590 Million Resumes Via Open Databases

An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet: Chinese companies have leaked a whopping 590 million resumes in the first three months of the year, ZDNet has learned from multiple security researchers. Most of the resume leaks have occurred because of poorly secured MongoDB databases and ElasticSearch servers that have been left exposed online without a password, or have ended up online following unexpected firewall errors. Over the past few months, and especially over the last few weeks, ZDNet has received...
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Shredder Cheese Grater

Cheese grater for your kitchen looks like The Shredder fictional supervillain from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. The Shredder Shredder – stainless steel cheese grater for TMNT fans. Also check out: Cheese Grater Business Card
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White Hat Hackers Cracked 50 UK Universities' Computer Systems In 2 Hours

"A test of UK university defences against cyber-attacks found that in every case hackers were able to obtain 'high-value' data within two hours," writes the BBC. Bruce66423 shares their report: The tests were carried out by "ethical hackers" working for Jisc, the agency providing internet services to the UK's universities and research centres. They were able to access personal data, finance systems and research networks.... The simulated attacks, so-called "penetration testing", were carried ...
Tags: UK, Tech, Bbc, JISC, Higher Education Policy Institute Hepi, UK Universities Computer Systems, Joint Information Systems Committee

The opium of California

The current frenzy of new IPOs — Uber, Lyft, Slack, Postmates, Pinterest and Airbnb — seems destined to reinforce progressive notions that California represents the future not just for the state, but the nation. It will certainly reinforce California’s fiscal dependency on tech-dominated elites — half of the state’s income taxes come from people making over $500,000 a year — and provide a huge potential multi-billion dollar windfall for the state treasury. To be sure, the insiders — founders, wi...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, Japan, New York, California, Opinion, Ipo, Softbank, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Intel, Soccer, Philippines, New York Times

Apparent Google Goof Seems to Confirm 'Pixel 3a' Branding for New Phones

Google’s website has leaked the name of its upcoming lite version of its Pixel phone, the Verge reported on Friday, in what appears to be the second time in two weeks something like this has happened.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Pixel 3, Pixel 3xl, Pixel 3a

The World's Leading Cause of Death? A Bad Diet

An anonymous reader writes: "A bad diet kills more people globally than tobacco," reports Bloomberg, citing a new study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published Wednesday in Lancet. The study argues that poor diets led to 11 million deaths in 2017 -- and that more than half of them were caused by just three main dietary factors: low consumption of whole grains, low consumption of fruits, and high intake of sodium. In fact, bad diets are responsible for more deaths worldwide t...
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The One-Hour Guide to SEO: Keyword Targeting & On-Page Optimization - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishWe've covered strategy, keyword research, and how to satisfy searcher intent — now it's time to tackle optimizing the webpage itself! In the fourth part of the One-Hour Guide to SEO, Rand offers up an on-page SEO checklist to start you off on your way towards perfectly optimized and keyword-targeted pages. If you missed them, check out the other episodes in the series so far: The One-Hour Guide to SEO, Part 1: SEO StrategyThe One-Hour Guide to SEO, Part 2: Keyword ResearchThe O...
Tags: Google, Seo, Amazon Web Services, Randfish

Search Buzz Video Recap: Widespread Google Indexing Issues, Algorithm Shifts, Icon Tests, AMP Changes & Google+ Dead

Today was an interesting day, a possible Google bug is dropping pages out of the Google index like flies. No word yet from Google on what the issue is yet. There was a potential Google update on March 29th again...
Tags: Google, Seo, Search Buzz Video Round Recap, Google Dead

A New Google Useragent google-Read-Aloud?

I am seeing some webmasters and SEOs pick up on a new useragent potentially from Google named google-Read-Aloud. The useragent references a URL to Google's useragent page but this specific one is not listed on that page.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Wants Feedback On Dynamic Rendering Success

As you know, Google released a method of getting some forms of JavaScript content indexed faster last year named dynamic rendering. It has been a year or so since it was introduced, Google's documentation on it was released in October and Google's Martin Splitt is looking for feedback from those webmasters who have tried it.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Martin Splitt

Google Is Dropping Pages Out Of The Search Index; A Bug?

Something weird is going on with the Google search index. I am seeing wide spread reports of SEOs and webmasters complaining that their URLs and web pages are being removed from the Google Index. Lots of folks are noticing that a nice percentage of their web sites are no longer coming up for a site command or showing in Search Console as being indexed.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization

Scooters, remote workers, ethics, the future of fintech, etc.

Editor’s Note: refocused newsletters It was another dizzying week here at Extra Crunch as you will shortly see in this newsletter. One change that we are making: we are simplifying our newsletters to keep you better informed on what is happening on Extra Crunch. We are merging the daily, weekly, and article editions of this newsletter into a “roundup” format that will come out twice per week. The goal is to keep the signal high, and the noise in your inbox low. To control which newsletters you ...
Tags: Tech, Megan Rose Dickey, The Extra Crunch Daily

GPS Rollover is today. Here’s why devices might get wacky

The Global Positioning System time epoch is ending and another one is beginning, an event that could affect your devices or any equipment or legacy system that relies on GPS for time and location. Most clocks obtain their time from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). But the atomic clocks on satellites are set to GPS time. The timing signals you can get from GPS satellites are very accurate and globally available. And so they’re often used by systems as the primary source of time and frequency acc...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Technology, Hardware, Articles, Tech, Gps, Global Positioning System, U S Department of Energy, UTC, U S Naval Observatory, U S Department of Homeland Security HDS

AMP Stories Thumbnails In Google Search Results Snippets

It looks like Google is testing showing a new type of image thumbnail in the mobile search results snippets. Some pages that have AMP Stories are seeing that their snippets in the Google mobile search have images showing off that there is an AMP Story available to be clicked on.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization

Hedwig Kohn, The Physicist, Gets A Google Logo

Google today is honoring the contributions of Hedwig Kohn. Hedwig Kohn German-American physicist who was one of the only three women to obtain habilitation, the qualification for university teaching of physics in Germany before World War II. She also had to flee Germany during the Nazi rule, as she was Jewish.
Tags: Google, Germany, Seo, Logos, Google Logo, Hedwig Kohn Hedwig Kohn

Android TV home screen starts showing unwanted advertisements

Google started a pilot program to display a row of sponsored content on the Android TV home screen. A Reddit user discovered a way to remove the unwanted ads, while Sony suggested a different method for its smart TVs. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, News, Android TV, Trends, Sony, Home Theater, Reddit, Advertisements, Smart Home

Finland's Basic Income Experiment Shows Recipients Are Happier and More Secure

An anonymous reader quotes Bloomberg: Unemployed people derive significant psychological benefits from receiving a fixed amount of financial support from the state, according to a landmark experiment into basic income in Finland that highlights the disadvantages of the country's existing means-tested system. Initial results of the two-year study had already shown that its 2,000 participants were no more and no less likely to work than their counterparts receiving traditional unemployment benef...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Finland, Kela

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