Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy

On the same day that she became a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work bringing the Cambridge Analytica scandal to light, journalist Carole Cadwalladr took the stage at TED to “address you directly, the gods of Silicon Valley.” Cadwalladr began her talk by recounting a trip she took after the Brexit referendum, back to her hometown in South Wales. She recalled feeling “a weird sense of unreality” walking around a town filled with new infrastructure funded by the European Union, while being told ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Eu, European Union, Turkey, Ted, Larry Page, Policy, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, South Wales, Jack Dorsey, Brexit, Carole Cadwalladr

Apple has a weird issue with its second-generation Pencil

Apple has a bizarre issue with its second-generation Pencil. The company says that if it's in charging mode and is positioned close to a car's key fob, interference can prevent the device from unlocking the vehicle. The post Apple has a weird issue with its second-generation Pencil appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Ipad Pro, Apple Pencil

Report: The FCC's Big Millimeter-Wave Auction Won't Help Speed Up 5G Rollout All That Much

Last week, Donald Trump and the Federal Communications Commission announced a huge push to sell off up to 3.4 gigahertz of the millimeter-wave spectrum, part of a plan to speed the rollout of 5G technology. The president introduced the push by telling an audience at the White House that he will not allow “any other…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, White House, Smartphones, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, 4G, Donald Trump, 5g

Wieden & Kennedy takes top honors at Ad Age's 2019 A-List & Creativity Awards

For the second year in a row, Wieden & Kennedy took the highest honor at Ad Age's A-List & Creativity Awards Gala. The event was held at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan Monday night. See all of the 2019 A-List & Creativity Awards winners here. The agency topped Ad Age’s annual A-List on the strength of culture-leading campaigns for Nike, KFC, Bud Light and OkCupid and strong revenue growth in its New York office. Its work with the sportwear brand for the 30th anniversary of “Just Do It” fea...
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The Morning Routine of Successful People

You're reading The Morning Routine of Successful People, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. One thing that will never change about humanity is that we will always be fascinated by those that are rich and famous. We look at them, and we are filled with awe. All we want is to know how they got where they are and whether there are lessons we can take from them in order to lift oursel...
Tags: Apple, Motivation, Mark Zuckerberg, Featured, Happiness, Success, Tony Robbins, George Carlin, Meditation, Tim Cook, Richard Branson, Lifehacks, Benjamin Franklin, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Warren Buffet

Fukushima: the Removal of Nuclear Fuel Rods From Damaged Reactor Building Begins

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Workers at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have begun removing fuel rods from a storage pool near one of the three reactors that suffered meltdowns eight years ago. The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said on Monday that work had begun to remove the first of 566 used and unused fuel assemblies in reactor building No 3. The fuel rods stored in unit No 3's cooling pool were not damaged in the 2011 disaster, whe...
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YouTube's scrapped plan to change how it pays creators focused on 3 main metrics: attract, engage, and retain (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 2017, YouTube considered changing a major facet of its business model— paying creators based on viewer engagement, rather than the ad revenue they created, according to a Bloomberg earlier this month. Business Insider obtained unreleased YouTube support center drafts that provide more detail about the proposed payments model from 2017, showing that changes would have involved more than just engagement metrics. According to the documents, YouTube was planning to introduce three new pillars ...
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Immune Cells May Play a Role In Causing Cavities

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that cavities may be collateral damage from an overzealous immune system. New Atlas reports: Traditionally, bacteria have taken most of the blame for cavities and tooth decay. The bugs cling to your teeth as plaque and produce acid as waste, which dissolves tooth enamel, dentin and even filling material. But the new study suggests the story is more complicated than that. Oral immune cells called neutrophils are dispatched by the body in respons...
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New registrations for electric vehicles doubled in U.S. since last year

Electric vehicles, still a small percentage of the total automotive market in the U.S., are beginning to gain ground, according to analysis by IHS Markit. There were 208,000 new registrations for electric vehicles in the U.S. last year, more than double the number filed in 2017, IHS said Monday. That growth in EVs was heavily concentrated in California as well as nine other states that have adopted the Zero Emission Vehicle program. California was the first to launch the ZEV program‚ a state reg...
Tags: California, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyundai, Kia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Chevrolet Bolt, IHS, Chevy Bolt Tesla Model, IHS Markit

Ro, a direct-to-consumer online pharmacy, reaches $500M valuation

Venture capitalists have valued direct-to-consumer telehealth business Ro at $500 million with an $85 million Series B financing, sources confirm to TechCrunch. The fresh round of funding comes seven months after Ro — widely known for its men’s health brand Roman, a cloud pharmacy for erectile dysfunction — made headlines with an $88 million Series A.  Ro didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The company’s outsized Series A, led by FirstMark Capital, was used to launch and scal...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Medicine, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, WeWork, FirstMark Capital, General Catalyst, Telemedicine, Benchmark, Slow Ventures, Initialized Capital, Manual

JD founder cautions logistics business must tighten belt

Alibaba’s arch-foe has long prided itself on owning and controlling its logistics services: couriers are treated as in-house staff and paid a basic income. But that will end soon as costs keep piling up for the ecommerce giant. In an internal letter sent to the staff on Monday, JD founder and chief executive Richard Liu said the company will scrap basic salary for couriers as net loss amounted to 2.8 billion yuan ($420 million) in 2018 at JD’s logistics unit. “The main reason is we ...
Tags: Amazon, China, Tech, Alibaba, Shenzhen, Liu, Weibo China, Richard Liu, Cheong, JD Logistics, Alex Cheong

Google Fiber experiment ends with Choc Factory paying Louisville $3.8m to clean up its mess

Payout will cover costs incurred for (not quite) burying cable Google has cut a deal with the city of Louisville, Kentucky, to settle lingering costs from its ill-fated Fiber broadband installation.…
Tags: Google, Software, Google Fiber, Louisville, Louisville Kentucky, Choc Factory

iOS 13 To Feature Dark Mode and Interface Updates, Report Says

9to5Mac has learned of several new features expected to be included in iOS 13. From the report: Dark Mode: There will be a system-wide Dark Mode that can be enabled in Settings, including a high contrast version, similar to what's already available on macOS. Speaking of macOS, iPad apps that run on the Mac using Marzipan will finally take advantage of the Dark Mode support on both systems. Multitasking: There are many changes coming to iPad with iOS 13, including the ability for apps to have mu...
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Apple-Qualcomm Jury Includes Woman Who's Never Owned Smartphone

The panel also includes a former Major League Baseball player turned air traffic controller, a retired psychologist and an environmental consultant. Opening statements will start Tuesday in a San Diego trial over Apple’s claims that Qualcomm used its monopoly power as a maker of modem chips for mobile phones to extract excessive patent royalties from phone makers. Qualcomm, in turn, is seeking billions of dollars in unpaid royalties from Apple’s Asian contractors that assemble its iPhones and ...
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Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features

SHANGHAI (AP) — Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand. Communist leaders wanting China to lead in electric vehicles have imposed sales targets. That requires […]
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4 Reasons Google Stadia Is No Game Changer

Google's upcoming cloud gaming service is a bold step for the industry, but here's why most gamers are likely to stick with their consoles and PCs.
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Chilly reception for marijuana tycoon game shows games industry’s backwards stance on drugs

Intense and graphic violence is something we’ve come to simply expect from games, but sexual and other adult themes are still largely taboo — including, as publisher Devolver Digital is learning, drugs. Even if the game in question is a relatively serious tycoon-type look at the current (and legal!) business of selling weed. Devolver is no stranger to controversy; it has published and helped develop dozens of games and many of them have featured the kind of graphic violence that sets off those w...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Opinion, Marijuana, Tech, Wilson, Devolver Digital, Gog, Hotline Miami, Mike Wilson, Weedcraft Inc, Microsoft Sony YouTube

A motorcycle-compatible bionic arm that lets the disabled ride motorbikes

Combining Honda’s expertise in robotics and in motorbikes, Tom Hylton envisions a solution that helps disabled ride bikes, perhaps even in a professional capacity.The Honda Prosthetic Arm exists in the capacity of a concept, and allows people without an arm to operate a Honda motorcycle. The arm attached at the shoulder and plugs right into the handlebar, giving you a great grip over the bike. The robotic arm is also built to send commands to the bike, allowing you to accelerate, decelerate, or ...
Tags: Design, Technology, Medical, Automotive, Motorbike, Honda, ARM, Bionic, Product Design, Motorcycle, Prosthetic, Tom Hylton

I Have, Honest to God, Lost Track of Who Is Launching What Service

Have you heard the news? Someone is launching another goddamn service. This time, if I recall correctly, it’s Amazon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Disney, Services, We Have Enough Damn Services

Notre Dame Captured in an Early Photograph, 1838

According to Le Monde, the fire that ravaged Notre Dame is now mercifully under control. Two thirds of the roof--and that beautiful spire--have been badly damaged. The same likely goes for some precious stained glass. But the two towers still stand tall. And the structure of the cathedral has been "saved and preserved overall," reports the commander of Paris' firefighting brigade. The photo above, taken by Louis Daguerre in 1838, helps pay visual tribute to Emmanuel Macron's words tonight, “Thi...
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Autumn is coming: Expert says hype cycle will give way to ‘rich harvest’ of useful AI

Winter isn’t coming. At least not for the world of artificial intelligence. Jeff Bigham, program director of the Human-computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon, believes we’ll soon reap the bounties of an AI autumn instead. An AI winter is a period in which research and funding freeze up and it becomes difficult to break new ground. Since the inception of artificial intelligence technology in the 1940s there’s been several of these periods. The last decade has brought new hope for AI – ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Jeff Bigham, Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon

Science and Bicycling Meet In a New Helmet Design

John Timmer from Ars Technica got a chance to take a look at Trek's new bicycle helmet that they claim offers "the first major change in helmet technology in years," and is backed up with peer-reviewed science. Here's an excerpt from Timmer's report: WaveCel is the product of orthopedic surgeon Steve Madey and a biomedical engineer named Michael Bottlang. The two had been working on a variety of ideas related to medical issues and protective gear, funded in part by federal grant money. When cons...
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What Digitally Native Companies Do Best (Thinks Out Loud Episode 245)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Many businesses struggle to keep up with the changes brought about by digitally native companies in their industry. But why are they so successful? What is it that digitally native companies do best? This episode of Thinks Out Loud offers some insights. Here are the show notes for you: What Digitally Native Companies Do Best (Thinks Out Loud Episode 245) – Headlines and Show Notes Is AI in Sales and Marketing Real? (Thin...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Podcast, Strategy, Seo, E-commerce, Expedia, Mary Meeker, Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB, Don, Tim Peter, Jaron Lanier, Artificial intelligence (AI

Jabra wireless earbuds now cost $9 less than AirPods with this Amazon sale

You can now get a pair of our favorite workout earbuds, the Jabra Elite Active 65t, for $9 less than Apple's AirPods, making them a fantastic deal for those who are looking to cut the cord on their listening life. The post Jabra wireless earbuds now cost $9 less than AirPods with this Amazon sale appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Jabra wireless earbuds now cost $10 less than AirPods with this Amazon sale

You can now get a pair of our favorite workout earbuds, the Jabra Elite Active 65t, for $10 less than Apple's AirPods, making them a fantastic deal for those who are looking to cut the cord on their listening life. The post Jabra wireless earbuds now cost $10 less than AirPods with this Amazon sale appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Jabra, Jabra Elite Active 65t, Best True Wireless Headphones

Apple iOS 13: Here’s everything we know about it so far

iOS 12 was a relatively large update to Apple's iPhone, but iOS 13 could be even bigger. Rumors have begun circulating about what we should expect from iOS 13, which suggest a much more productive operating system for both iPhone and iPad. The post Apple iOS 13: Here’s everything we know about it so far appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Ios 13

Apple may release an iPhone SE successor with an awesome new design

Originally introduced more than three years ago, the iPhone SE offered users who prefer a more compact form factor an attractive alternative to Apple's larger-screened devices. Unfortunately, though, Apple discontinued the iPhone SE last year, subsequently leaving fans of the device without much of an alternative.Sure, Apple's iPhone XR and XS models offer an incredible value proposition, but the simply reality is that Apple's entry-level iPhone XR is closer in size to an iPhone 6 Pl...
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Science fiction author Gene Wolfe has died

Gene Wolfe, author of “The Book of the New Sun” and other acclaimed works of science fiction and fantasy, died Sunday at the age of 87. According to Locus, his death came after a long struggle with heart disease. While Wolfe was never quite as famous as some of his peers, his writing was loved intensely by his fans. Ursula Le Guin, for example, called him “our Melville,” while Michael Swanwick described him as “the greatest writer in the English language alive today.” That level of praise (and c...
Tags: TC, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Ursula K Le Guin, James Joyce, Melville, Ursula Le Guin, Wolfe, Earthsea, Ulysses, Michael Swanwick, Gene Wolfe, New Sun, Nessus, Death Island

Hulu buys back AT&T’s minority stake in streaming service now valued at $15 billion

Hulu has paid $1.43 billion to buy AT&T’s minority stake in the streaming video company. The companies announced Monday that the transaction valued Hulu at $15 billion. As a result, AT&T’s 9.5 percent stake in Hulu was worth $1.43 billion. The valuation is two-thirds higher than last November when Disney reported in a regulatory filing that the streaming video company was worth $9.26 billion. Hulu is owned through by Hulu LLC, a joint venture of Disney and Comcast. Disney now has a 67 percent...
Tags: TC, Entertainment, Time Warner, Finance, Disney, Tech, Nbcuniversal, Streaming Video, Hulu, AT T, AT amp, DirecTV, The Walt Disney Company, Comcast Disney, Randy Freer, WarnerMedia

TicTocTrack Smartwatch Flaws Can Be Abused To Track Kids

secwatcher shares a report from Threatpost: A popular smartwatch that allows parents to track their children's whereabouts, TicTocTrack, has been discovered to be riddled with security issues that could allow hackers to track and call children. Researchers at Pen Test Partners revealed vulnerabilities in the watch (sold in Australia) on Monday, which could enable hackers to track children's location, spoof the child's location or view personal data on the victims' accounts. The parent company of...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Hunt, Troy Hunt, Threatpost, TicTocTrack watch iStaySafe Pty Ltd

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