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London's BT Tower Broadcasted Windows 7 Error Message Over the Weekend

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: Generally a system crash is a private affair, but the BT Tower, one of London's tallest landmarks, spent much of the weekend displaying a Windows error message in a very public fashion. The building, originally known as the Post Office Tower, is famed for both its revolving top floor and, more recently, for the banks of LEDs at its summit that act as a very prominent billboard. Sadly for BT over the weekend it was showing what looks very lik...
Tags: London, Tech, Post Office Tower, BT Tower


Why Airlines Make Flights Longer On Purpose

dryriver shares a report from the BBC: In the 1960s it took five hours to fly from New York to Los Angeles, and just 45 minutes to hop from New York to Washington, DC. Today, these same flights now take six-plus hours and 75 minutes respectively, although the airports haven't moved further apart. It's called "schedule creep," or padding. And it's a secret the airlines don't want you to know about, especially given the spillover effects for the environment. Padding is the extra time airlines allo...
Tags: New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Tech, Bbc, U S Department of Transportation, Michael Baiada, ATH Group


Watch the Trailer for Echo in the Canyon, the New Documentary on the 1960s Laurel Canyon Music Scene

Next month will mark the release of Echo in the Canyon. Directed by Andrew Slater, the new documentary revisits the 60s music scene that emerged in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon--a fertile period when folk went brilliantly electric. Find the brand new trailer above, and a short summary below: Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Music, Film, California, College, La, Norah Jones, Jackson Browne, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Tom Petty, Jakob Dylan, Laurel Canyon, Regina Spektor


Google's world-first drone delivery business wins approval in Canberra

Australian aviation authority Casa approves Alphabet’s Project Wing, which delivers food, drinks and medicationA world-first drone delivery business has been granted approval to take to the skies over Canberra’s north.For the past 18 months, Project Wing, an offshoot of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has been trialling drone delivery of food and drinks, medication and locally-made coffee and chocolate. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Australia news, Canberra, Alphabet, Casa, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Drones (non-military, Alphabet 's Project Wing, Project Wing an offshoot of Google


The US Army Wants AI to Read Soldiers’ Minds

A new study from the Army Research Lab may help AI-infused weapons and tools better understand their human operators.
Tags: Tech, Army Research Lab, US Army Wants AI


Rocket Lab adds satellite manufacturing to its offerings

Rocket Lab, one of the biggest startups in the NewSpace category of companies providing launch and satellite services, has added satellite manufacturing to the array of services it offers to customers. The company, which already had developed launch capabilities and has begun sending payloads into space, can now deliver fully built satellites to its customers, according to a statement. The “Photon” satellite platform was developed so that customers would not have to build their own satellite har...
Tags: TC, California, Tech, Satellite, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Outer Space, HUNTINGTON BEACH Calif, Electron, Spaceflight Industries, Rocket Lab, Rocket Labs, Peter Beck


Chicago Is Tracking Kids Awaiting Trial With GPS Monitors That Can Call, Record Them Without Consent

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Appeal: On March 29, court officials in Chicago strapped an ankle monitor onto Shawn, a 15-year-old awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery. They explained that the device would need to be charged for two hours a day and that it would track his movements using GPS technology. He was told he would have to be given permission to leave his house, even to go to school. But he found out that through his monitor, officers wouldn't just be able to track h...
Tags: Tech, Chicago, Cook County, Shawn, Circuit Court of Cook County, Track Group, Pat Milhizer, Sarah Staudt, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice


Fiat Chrysler Will Pay Tesla To Dodge Billions In Emissions Fines

MDMurphy writes: While people have good and bad things to say about Tesla, one consistent thing has been that the cars emit zero emissions when operating. But in Europe, in exchange for cash, Tesla is merging its fleet with that of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The amount FCA is paying Tesla is presumably less than they would in fines if they were on their own. With this merging of the fleets, in Europe at least, a Tesla is no more clean than a diesel Fiat. "The Italian-American carmaker is b...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Fca, Fiat, Fiat Chrysler, Bloomberg Payments, Jefferies Ars Technica


Yoshi’s Crafted World review: Dinky dino's newest adventure will melt your heart

Mario's reptilian sidekick returns for a paper-themed treasure hunt on the Nintendo Switch [Author: charlene bougourd]
Tags: Technology, Mario, Yoshi, Charlene Bougourd


Accounting body says NZ should drop its Google tax plan

New Zealand should drop its plan to try and tax borderless digital economy firms and focus instead on a "very damaging threat" from global proposals to change how exporters' income is taxed internationally.John Cuthbertson, of Chartered... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, New Zealand, Nz, John Cuthbertson


Netflix Axes Apple AirPlay Support (slashdot)

If you stream Netflix on your iPhone or iPad, the app will no longer support Apple AirPlay. A report adds: This means that you won't be able to cast shows on Netflix from your iOS device to your Apple TV. Netflix's note says AirPlay is "no longer supported" due to "technical limitations." "With AirPlay support rolling out to third-party devices, there isn't a way for us to distinguish between devices (what is an Apple TV vs. what isn't) or certify these experiences. Therefore, we have decided to...
Tags: Apple, News, Netflix, Apple TV Netflix, Msmash, Netflix Axes Apple


Where to find Liverpool vs. Porto on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Liverpool vs. Porto in the UEFA Champions League, you’ve come to the right place. Turner and Univision’s coverage of the UEFA club competitions continues Tuesday with their broadcast of Liverpool vs. Porto. FOX Sports no longer has the rights and TNT is not showing the game, so if you want to watch the game on TV, Galavision is the way to go. Match: Liverpool vs. Porto Kickoff: Tuesday, 3pm ET Looking to watch Liverpool vs. Porto online...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Uefa, TNT, Porto, Cnbc, Turner, UEFA Champions League


'Exodus' Spyware Found Targeting Apple iOS Users

The surveillance tool dubbed "Exodus" has been ported to the Apple iOS ecosystem. According to Threatpost, the spyware "can exfiltrate contacts, take audio recordings and photos, track location data and more on mobile devices." From the report: Earlier this month, word came that Google had booted a raft of Exodus-laden apps. According to Lookout Security, it turns out that iOS versions had become available outside the App Store, through phishing sites that imitate Italian and Turkmenistani mobil...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Apple Developer Enterprise


USB Drive Found on Jailed Mar-a-Lago Party-Crasher Contained Self-Executing Code

New details are starting to trickle in about the Chinese woman arrested while carrying a suspicious number of electronic devices and trying to get inside President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club—among them that a USB drive in her possession began to auto-install files on a Secret Service agent’s computer the…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, China, Malware, Cybersecurity, Secret Service, Espionage, Donald Trump, Mar a Lago, Lago Party, Do Not Insert


The Symfonisk Speaker Lamp has the style of IKEA, but the soul of Sonos

Designed by IKEA, and Powered by Sonos, you’re looking at the Symfonisk, a range of offerings by the two collaborating companies. Designed as a table-lamp-speaker and a bookshelf-speaker, the Symfonisk aim at merging home-decor with smart-technology, and powerful audio to create products that simply enrich houses. The table-lamp comes with a lamp and lampshade at the top and a speaker at the bottom, while the bookshelf speaker is designed to occupy the spatial footprint of an encyclopedia (somet...
Tags: Apple, Home, Music, Design, Bluetooth, Audio, Lamp, Ikea, Wireless, Speaker, Sonos, Product Design, Bookshelf, Airplay 2, Symfonisk, Ikea Speaker


Across the US, Popular Video Doorbells Are Recording their Own Thefts

There has been an uptick in reports of video doorbells getting stolen, according to local news reports. A story adds: According to the reports, residents are waking up in the morning or coming home at night only to find their video doorbell devices stolen. Typically the devices are screwed into place on the outside of a house, often with mounts or braces to hold them in place. While they are wired into the wall, thieves don't seem to care too much about that. In most cases, residents appear to r...
Tags: US, Tech, Craigslist eBay


These 'Astroecologists' Are Using Star-Spotting Tech to Count Endangered Animals

Astrophysicists sometimes turn to thermal infrared technology to help them find and study stars. The technology’s been around for decades, and it’s constantly evolving to reveal more about the cosmos. Now, some of these scientists are bringing their expertise to the world of conservation. If thermal cameras are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Drones, Endangered Species, Astroecology, Bornean Orangutan


‘Lisey’s Story’: Julianne Moore Will Star in Apple Drama Written By Stephen King and Produced by J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions already has two shows on tap for the new Apple TV+ streaming service, but they’ve just received a green light for another drama. Apple has won a bidding war for a limited series adaptation of Lisey’s Story, which is based on the 2006 novel by Stephen King. Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore will star, and in King himself will write all eight episodes of the series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moore will play the lead role in what is being ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Romance, Drama, Julianne Moore, Casting, Horror, Stephen-King, Cbs, Hulu, Ben Stephenson, King, J J Abrams


Samsung's Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Sensor Fooled By 3D Printer

A Samsung Galaxy S10 user has managed to fool the in-display fingerprint reader on his smartphone using a 3D print of his fingerprint. The Verge reports: In a post on Imgur, user darkshark outlined his project: he took a picture of his fingerprint on a wineglass, processed it in Photoshop, and made a model using 3ds Max that allowed him to extrude the lines in the picture into a 3D version. After a 13-minute print (and three attempts with some tweaks), he was able to print out a version of his f...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Samsung Galaxy


Intel's Chip Issues Are Hurting These 3 Tech Giants

HP, Microsoft, and Apple are all vulnerable to Intel’s 14nm production issues.
Tags: Apple, Finance, Intel, Article, FBN, Tech Giants, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 3977d494-cfda-5f46-862f-e1a0592ba869, HP Microsoft


Microsoft says its data shows FCC reports massively overstate broadband adoption

The broadband divide in the U.S. is real, but if you want to know how real, don’t ask the FCC. Its yearly broadband deployment report, already under fire for serious data problems, has now been further questioned by Microsoft, which says its own data contradicts coverage data provided by internet providers. Despite $22 billion in government spending, the company says, “adoption has barely budged.” In a blog post, Microsoft explained that it was concerned with apparent inaccuracies in reports ...
Tags: Fcc, Microsoft, Washington, Government, Tech, Broadband, Policy, Senate Commerce Committee, John Kahan


Lime just pulled its scooters out of Lubbock ahead of tonight’s NCAA game

Fans attending tonight’s NCAA Men’s National Championship basketball game between the University of Virginia and Texas Tech will have numerous ways to get back to their homes and hotels when one team or the other has won, but Lime -branded electric scooters not be among them. Six months after Lime rolled out its motorized vehicles in Lubbock — the city in Northwest Texas that Texas Tech calls home — Lime has pulled them from city streets for today and tonight, owing to overzealous fans who gat...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Broadway, Dallas, Ncaa, University Of Virginia, Lime, Texas Tech, Michigan State, Chiefs, Lubbock, Rickert, Northwest Texas, Patrick Mahomes, NCAA Men 's National Championship


Julianne Moore to Star in Apple Drama ‘Lisey’s Story’ From Stephen King, J.J. Abrams

Julianne Moore has signed on to star in and executive produce the drama “Lisey’s Story” at Apple, Variety has confirmed. Apple has given the project an eight-episode straight-to-series order. It is based on Stephen King’s 2006 book of the same name. King will write all eight episodes of the series in addition to executive producing, […]
Tags: Apple, News, Julianne Moore, Stephen King, J. J. Abrams, Stephen King J J Abrams, Apple Variety, Lisey's Story


Top 20 Innovation Articles of February 2019

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are February’s twenty most ...
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Top 20 Innovation Articles of February 2018

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are February’s twenty most ...
Tags: Ipad, Mobile, Leadership, Kindle, Marketing, Strategy, Social Media, Management, Change, Innovation, Tablets, Nook, Top 10, Most Popular, Top 20


What Will Breaking Up Big Tech Take—and Could It Spell Disaster for Marketers?

Big Tech is now more than just big. It's mammoth--and continuing to thrive. Facebook and Google already account for more than 60 percent of digital ad spend in the U.S. Then there's Amazon, which already dominates nearly 50 percent of the U.S. ecommerce market. It's the duopoly's biggest digital advertising competitor at less than 7...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Advertising, Magazine


TV News Roundup: ‘Pose’ Season 2 Sets FX Premiere Date

In today’s TV news roundup, the third season of “Sneaky Pete” sets a third season premiere date and Apple adds series regulars to Chris Evans’ “Defending Jacob.” DATES The ten-episode second season of “Pose” will debut on Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FX. Season 2 flashes forward in time to 1990. On […]
Tags: Apple, News, Chris Evans, Jacob, Sneaky Pete, Defending Jacob


Don’t worry, RED’s $1,595 titanium Hydrogen One is finally shipping

I know it’s been tough. All the waiting. The sleepless nights. But fear not, the Titanium version of RED’s wholly ridiculous Hydrogen One is finally here. And yes, it costs as much as you remember. The $1,595 phone is essentially the same as its $1,295 counterpart, save for the different material casing. That means the same ole Snapdragon 835 processor that it was announced with way back in 2017. It’s a lot to pay for limited edition novelty, especially when the whole “holographic” display ended...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Red, RED Hydrogen One


RiskLens Raises $20M for Software That Quantifies Cyber Risk

RiskLens, a developer of software for assessing, communicating, and managing cyber risk, announced Monday it has raised more than $20 million from investors.Spokane, WA-based RiskLens says it plans to use some of the proceeds from the Series B funding round to expand its sales, marketing, engineering, and professional services teams. They’ll work to try to capture a larger portion of the global market for cyber security products and services, which is expected to be worth more than $180 billion...
Tags: Deals, Security, Startups, Sutter Health, Trends, Insurance, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vc, Hacks, Seattle, Maersk, Fedex, Doordash, Data Breaches, MassMutual


HTC Removes Many of Its Android Apps From the Play Store

A total of 14 HTC apps have been removed from the Play Store in the last three months. "Looking at the latest HTC Corporation activity in App Brain, we can see that the Sense Home launcher and contacts app People were unpublished just this month," reports Android Police. "12 more apps, including Calendar, Dot View, and Speak suffered a similar fate in February, while the Mail app that went and then returned is once again conspicuous by its absence." From the report: A few of the unpublished apps...
Tags: Tech, Htc, Htc Corporation, App Brain



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