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Tesla Ends Online Sales of $35,000 Model 3

Tesla is changing up its retail strategy yet again, this time deciding to end online sales of the long-awaited $35,000 version of its Model 3 sedan (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). The move comes just over a month after the company announced that the $35,000 version was finally coming to market. The New York Times reports: In a blog post late Thursday, Tesla said customers wanting the $35,000 version of the Model 3 would have to make the purchase by phone or in person at o...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, New York Times, Tesla s Autopilot


Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Tens of thousands of perfectly usable iPhones are scrapped each year by electronics recyclers because of the iPhone's "activation lock," according to a new analysis paper published Thursday. Earlier this year, we published a lengthy feature about the iPhone's activation lock (also called iCloud lock informally), an anti-theft feature that prevents new accounts from logging into iOS without the original user's iCloud password. This means that ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Conwell, Allison Conwell, Wireless Alliance


China’s startup ecosystem is hitting back at demanding working hours

In China, the laws limit work to 44 hours a week and require overtime pay for anything above that. But many aren’t following the rules, and a rare online movement puts a spotlight on extended work hours in China’s booming tech sector. People from all corners of society have rallied in support for improvements to startup working conditions, while some warn of hurdles in a culture ingrained in the belief that more work leads to greater success. In late March, anonymous activists introduced 996.ICU...
Tags: TC, Asia, Japan, Microsoft, Law, China, US, Tech, Mit, Beijing, Shanghai, Alibaba, JD.com, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Cctv


AI rejects conservative human views on furniture, designs wacky chair

If you’re lucky enough to be in Italy for Milan Design Week this year, do yourself a favor and check out the world’s first “chair designed using artificial intelligence to be put into production.” With language that specific you know it must be interesting. Kartell, Philippe Starck, and Autodesk, a 3-D software company, collaborated on the design, but ultimately the AI presented the final specifications. According to a report from Dezeen, the goal of the AI project was to create a chair as the r...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Italy, Autodesk, Design & Dev, Milan Design Week, Dezeen, Kartell Philippe Starck


Lenovo tax sale knocks $456 off the ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop

Whether you’re dreading tax day or you’re looking forward to a refund, Lenovo’s tax season sale might make your day a little brighter. One of the biggest highlights is the awesome ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which can be yours for more than $450 off with a special promo code. The post Lenovo tax sale knocks $456 off the ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Computing, Lenovo, Laptops, Thinkpad, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon


Did you fly a drone over Fenway Park? The FAA would like a chat

Drones are great. But they are also flying machines that can do lots of stupid and dangerous things. Like, for instance, fly over a major league baseball game packed with spectators. It happened at Fenway Park last night, and the FAA is not happy. The illegal flight took place last night during a Red Sox-Blue Jays game at Fenway; the drone, a conspicuously white DJI Phantom, reportedly first showed up around 9:30 PM, coming and going over the next hour. One of the many fans who shot a video of t...
Tags: Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Drones, Boston Red Sox, Faa, Red Sox, Fenway Park, CBS Boston, Fenway, Chris O Brien, Red Sox Blue Jays, Boston PD, Boston You


Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US federal agents

A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers, TechCrunch has learned. The hackers breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association, a coalition of different chapters across the U.S. promoting law enforcement leadership and training located at the FBI training academy in Quantico, VA. The hackers e...
Tags: Apple, US, Tech, Fbi, Foxconn, Quantico, FBINAA, FBI National Academy Association


Foxconn is Confusing the Hell Out of Wisconsin

Josh Dzieza, writing for The Verge: The secrecy and vagueness are frustrating to critics. How do you prove that Foxconn won't build an enormous LCD factory during an industry glut or create a research campus larger than MIT in rural Wisconsin other than by pointing out that experts -- and even, occasionally, Foxconn executives -- say it makes no sense? State House Minority Leader Gordon Hintz recently appointed himself to the board of WEDC, and Foxconn's continued promises of 13,000 jobs make hi...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Wisconsin, Madison, Foxconn, Trump, Capitol, State House, WEDC, Nilay Patel, Josh Dzieza, Hintz, Gordon Hintz, Foxconn Place Madison


Researchers Develop AI To Predict Hospital Readmission Rates From Clinical Notes

Researchers at New York University and Princeton have developed a framework that evaluates clinical notes and autonomously assigns a risk score indicating whether patients will be readmitted within 30 days. They claim that the code and model parameters, which are publicly available on Github, handily outperform baselines. VentureBeat reports: As the researchers point out in a preprint paper on Arxiv.org, clinical notes use abbreviations and jargon, and they're often lengthy, which poses an AI sy...
Tags: Google, Tech, Princeton, VentureBeat, New York University


Where to find Man United vs. West Ham on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Man United vs. West Ham on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place. For viewers in the US, Man United vs. West Ham will be shown on TV and streaming (more details below). Match: Man United vs. West Ham Kickoff: Saturday, 12:30pm ET Looking to watch Man United vs. West Ham online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the action. We Recommend: US Only. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, West Ham, Man United, United, Cnbc, NBC Universo, Roku Amazon Fire TV


Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents

A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers, TechCrunch has learned. The hackers breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association, a coalition of different chapters across the U.S. promoting federal and law enforcement leadership and training located at the FBI training academy in Quantico, VA. T...
Tags: Apple, Startups, US, Fbi, Foxconn, Quantico, FBINAA, FBI National Academy Association


Pitching your product will kill your fundraising

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend Fundraising has always been something of a black box. High-flying companies make it seem like a breeze, but most entrepreneurs lose...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Finance, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Trulia, Simon Sinek, Ted Talk, Russ, Harvard Business School, Russ Heddleston, DocSend Mistake


A focus on diversity reaps rewards for this Los Angeles investor

The Los Angeles startup scene has come a long way in the three-and-a-half years since Marlon Nichols, Troy Carter and Trevor Thomas launched Cross Culture Ventures. The city and its surrounding Orange County exurbs were at the beginning of a venture capital surge that has seen invested capital in the region rise from $3.63 billion in 2015 to $6 billion last year. Since Cross Culture landed on the Los Angeles scene with a $50 million fund, Nichols and his partners have notched three exits and ...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Europe, Nordstrom, New York, London, Boston, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Intel, Palo Alto, University, United States


Google, Huawei Agree To Pay Owners of Faulty Nexus 6P Devices Up To $400

Google and Huawei have preliminarily agreed to settle a class action lawsuit from Nexus 6P users who say their devices experienced a bootlooping issue that caused the phones to shut down randomly, regardless of the battery level. Pending court approval, the companies would be liable to a $9.75 million settlement for the class action that began in April 2017, which may result in payments of up to $400 for participating plaintiffs. The Verge reports: The lawsuit alleged that Google, which contract...
Tags: Google, Tech, Huawei, Google Huawei


Russia Fines Facebook $50 For Failing To Comply With Local Data Privacy Law

Russia is fining Facebook a whopping 3,000 rubles (approximately $47) for failing to comply with the country's data privacy law and store data of Russian Facebook users on servers located inside Russia. The fine serves as a stern warning for any social media company who thinks about violating its data privacy laws: Russia is not messing around. ZDNet reports: The legal proceedings started after a complaint from Roskomnadzor (Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information...
Tags: Facebook, Russia, Tech, Interfax, Zdnet, Roskomnadzor, Roskomnadzor Russia


Is Google's new cloud gaming service scalable? Yes but it may not be affordable, warns edge-computing CEO

Polystream says the future of hi-def gameplay is distributed We're doing gaming all wrong, says the CEO of UK-based Polystream, Bruce Grove, and that includes Google new cloud-based games service Stadia that was announced last month.…
Tags: Google, UK, Software, Polystream, Polystream Bruce Grove


DVD and Blu-Ray Sales Nearly Halved Over Five Years, MPAA Report Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In its annual Theatrical Home Entertainment Market Environment report, the Motion Picture Association of America described an immensely sharp drop-off of physical media sales over the past five years. According to the data, which was obtained from DEG and IHS Markit, global sales of video disc formats (which in this context means DVD, Blu-ray, and UltraHD Blu-ray) were $25.2 billion in 2014 but only $13.1 in 2018. That's a drop in the ballpa...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Hulu, Forbes, Don, Motion Picture Association of America, Ars, Blu Ray, Netflix Amazon, IHS Markit


Senior Living: ‘The United States of Stress’ and what to do about it

By David W. Hart, Ph.D.  Contributing writer On a recent Sunday, I was scrolling through the plethora of television and movie options available to me on Apple TV and came across a documentary on HBO titled “The United States of Stress.” The program is moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN fame and explores the empirical science that makes one finding abundantly clear: Americans are dying as a result of chronic stress. The documentary explores the possible causes of what has become a sobering cont...
Tags: Apple, Health, Hbo, Uncategorized, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Local News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Everyday Health, Torrance, Sanjay Gupta, Redondo Beach, Senior Living, Top Stories Breeze


Data tells us that investors love a good story

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend Hundreds of billions of dollars in venture capital went into tech startups last year, topping off huge growth this decade. Here at ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Accelerator, Finance, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Trulia, Russ, Harvard Business School, Russ Heddleston


Facebook spent $20 million last year on Zuckerberg’s personal protection

2018 was by all means a very rough year for Facebook . The company, which spent the year reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal and a general bubbling-up of public anger, also had to deal with animosity towards the company’s founder and gave the executive a lot of cash to handle a full security detail for himself and his family. While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes a $1 annual salary and does not earn an annual bonus, he gets millions in “other compensation” largely related to sec...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, SEC, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Facebook COO, Cambridge Analytica


How to download Instagram Stories on iOS, Android, and desktop

Curious about how to save someone's Instagram Story to your phone? Lucky for you, it can be done -- but it does take a few extra steps. Here's what you need to know to save Instagram Stories on both iOS and Android. The post How to download Instagram Stories on iOS, Android, and desktop appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, How-to, TheUnlockr


IAM Robotics puts a unique spin on warehouse automation

Before robots get to do the fun stuff, they’re going to be tasked with all of the things humans don’t want to do. It’s a driving tenet of automation — developing robotics and AI designed to replace dull, dirty and dangerous tasks. It’s no surprise, then, that warehouses and fulfillment centers have been major drivers in the field. Earlier this week, we reported that Amazon would be acquiring Canvas, adding another piece to its portfolio, adding to the 100,000 or so robotics it currently deploys ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Pittsburgh, Reed, Bossa Nova, KCK, Iam, Iam Robotics, Joel Reed


'How About Paying Your Taxes?': Walmart Responds To Amazon's Challenge Over Pay

Amazon and Walmart are in war over worker pay -- and now corporate taxes. After Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday issued a challenge to other retailers, not naming which ones specifically, to match Amazon's pay and benefits, Walmart snapped right back. From a report: "Today I challenge our top retail competitors (you know who you are!) to match our employee benefits and our $15 minimum wage. Do it! Better yet, go to $16 and throw the gauntlet back at us. It's a kind of compet...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Walmart, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, After Amazon, Dan Bartlett


Washington State Commits To Running Entirely On Clean Energy By 2045

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: On Thursday, the Washington state legislature officially passed one of the most ambitious clean energy bills in the nation. Washington is now committed to making the state's electricity supply carbon neutral by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free by 2045. The bill makes the fourth state to commit to 100 percent clean energy and adds a feather to the cap of Governor Jay Inslee who requested the bill be introduced. Inslee is running as a climate candi...
Tags: Washington, Tech, New Mexico, Gizmodo, Sierra Club, Puerto Rico, Inslee, Jay Inslee, District, Hawaii California


Facebook taps Peggy Alford for its board, Reed Hastings and Erskine Bowles to depart

Facebook’s board is undergoing its biggest shakeup in memory. On Friday, the company announced that Peggy Alford would be nominated to join the company’s board of directors. “Peggy is one of those rare people who’s an expert across many different areas — from business management to finance operations to product development,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said of the change. “I know she will have great ideas that help us address both the opportunities and challenges facing our company.” Alfo...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Russia, Tech, Paypal, Netflix, Peter Thiel, The Social Network, Reed Hastings, Priscilla Chan, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Trump, Mark, Hastings


Apple drops $150 off the iPhone SE with another clearance discount

Looking for new iPhone but don't want to drop a ton of cash on the XS or XR? Apple is bringing back the iPhone SE once again with up to $150 in savings. This sale is only going on while supplies last, so don't miss your chance to save. The post Apple drops $150 off the iPhone SE with another clearance discount appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends


Disgruntled drivers and 'cultural challenges': Uber admits to its biggest risk factors

Company issues warnings over workplace environment in public disclosures filed to the SECWhen Uber filed the paperwork for its on Thursday, the quintessential bad boy startup signaled to the world that it was ready to grow up. In a letter to potential investors, the CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, acknowledged the “greater responsibilities” the company will take on once it goes public, and promised to act with “passion, humility, and integrity”.But references to the company’s checkered past are litter...
Tags: Uber, Business, Technology, US news, Dara Khosrowshahi, Securities and Exchange Commission Here


Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series trailer sees fans return to Mustafar

Vader Immortal is an all-new virtual reality experience in a series that explores more of Darth Vader's time on Mustafar [Author: Shivali Best]
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OpenStack Stein launches with improved Kubernetes support

The OpenStack project, which powers more than 75 public and thousands of private clouds, launched the 19th version of its software this week. You’d think that after 19 updates to the open-source infrastructure platform, there really isn’t all that much new the various project teams could add, given that we’re talking about a rather stable code base here. There are actually a few new features in this release, though, as well as all the usual tweaks and feature improvements you’d expect. While the...
Tags: Metal, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Machine Learning, Linux, Openstack, Gpu, Denver, Mirantis, Kubernetes, Bryce, Sahara, Stein, OpenStack Foundation, Jonathan Bryce


‘Detective Pikachu’ Breaks The Video Game Movie Curse, According to Jordan Vogt-Roberts

The first reaction to Detective Pikachu is here, and it’s very positive. Said reaction comes from filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and since he’s the only person posting his thoughts on the film, we’re going to share them. That’s how this works, folks. According to the Kong: Skull Island filmmaker, the live-action/animation hybrid featuring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of a crime-solving Pokémon breaks the video game curse. That’s a bold claim, and I really hope he’s correct. A wild JORD appear...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Movies, Pokemon, Ryan Reynolds, Skull Island, Video Game, Said, Pikachu, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Vogt Roberts, Psyduck, Detective Pikachu, Ryme City, Psyduck Yep



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