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Apple Says It Pulled Parental Control Apps Over Privacy Concerns

"It’s a matter of security,” Apple said in its post on its website
Tags: Apple, News, Uncategorized, Companies, Overnight


More news from the Champs-Elysées...

In my latest post I talked about the rather newly opened “Apple Store” on the Champs-Elysées. Even more newly opened is an additional location of the “Galeries Lafayette” department stores. I already wrote about this building a few years ago, when it was still occupied by a “Virgin Megastore” – closed in 2013, see here. The building dates from the 1930’s and was for many years a bank. The architect was André Arfvidson, who created a number of remarkable buildings, including one I tal...
Tags: Travel, Google, Bjarke Ingels, Champs Elysees, Paris 8, PeterParis, André Arfvidson


DJI tries to debunk rumors that Phantom drones are discontinued

DJI blamed the unavailability of the Phantom 4 on a parts shortage and claimed that images of a Phantom 5 prototype were a one-off design for a customer. The future of the company's drone business, meanwhile, remains unclear. The post DJI tries to debunk rumors that Phantom drones are discontinued appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Dji, Emerging Tech, Dji Phantom 4


Apple is recalling faulty plug adapters over risk of electric shock

Apple is recalling certain three-prong AC wall plug adapters shipped with Mac and some iOS devices, and also sold as part of the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. It said that in rare cases it could pose an electric-shock risk. The post Apple is recalling faulty plug adapters over risk of electric shock appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Business, Safety, Trends, Recall, Computing, Ac, Apple Recall, Plug Adapter


Apple is recalling faulty plug adapters over safety risk

Apple is recalling certain three-prong AC wall plug adapters shipped with Mac and some iOS devices, and also sold as part of the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. It said that in rare cases it could pose an electric-shock risk. The post Apple is recalling faulty plug adapters over safety risk appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Business, Safety, Trends, Recall, Computing, Ac, Apple Recall, Plug Adapter


The Dead May Outnumber the Living on Facebook Within 50 Years

Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute predict the dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years -- with as many as 4.9 billion no-longer-living users before the end of the century. And then what? "These statistics give rise to new and difficult questions around who has the right to all this data, how should it be managed in the best interests of the families and friends of the deceased and its use by future historians to understand the past," said lead author Carl Ohman, a d...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, David Watson, Oxford Internet Institute, Facebook Within, Ohman, Carl Ohman


Boeing is building ‘Orca’ robot submarines under quarter-billion-dollar Navy contract

The Navy is now increasingly funding robotic ships and undersea drones to complement the work done by its crewed vessels.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Navy, Nation, Boeing, Boeing & Aerospace


After the bust, are Bitcoins more like tulip mania or the internet?

A writer who has followed bitcoin for several years says neither of these comparisons quite works. The still-evolving cryptocurrency is neither an irredeemable flop nor an economic miracle.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Economy, Bitcoins


Another businessman running for high office: Terry Gou, who built empire on assembling iPhones, wants to be Taiwan’s president

While he's admired as one of Taiwan's most successful entrepreneurs, his vast investments on the Chinese mainland could raise questions about Beijing's potential influence over the democratically run island.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, International Trade, Taiwan, World, Beijing, Terry Gou


Avengers: Endgame, Dark Matter, and a Fake Bear Not Named Ron: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s nearly May, and you know what that means: Game of Thrones will be ending, Divination Bot will soon return to haunt your sleep with machine-generated nightmares, and the weather will be much less depressing.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Labor, Neuroscience, Star Trek, Cybersecurity, Mouse, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Oceans, Game Of Thrones, Aviation


Google My Business May Offer Premium Features for a Monthly Fee by @MattGSouthern

Google is sending out surveys to gauge peoples’ interest in paying for access to premium Google My Business features.The post Google My Business May Offer Premium Features for a Monthly Fee by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Local Search, Google My Business May Offer Premium Features


Apple is removing and restricting third-party screen time apps, report says

Apple rolled out new features designed to track and limit screen time. Then, it started policing the competition, according to a New York Times report published Saturday.
Tags: Apple, News, New York Times, Stories


Apple defends its takedown of some apps monitoring screen-time

Apple is defending its removal of certain parental control apps from the app store in a new statement. The company has come under fire for its removal of certain apps that were pitched as tools giving parents more control over their children’s screen-time, but that Apple said relied on technology that was too invasive for private use. “We recently removed several parental control apps from the App Store, and we did it for a simple reason: they put users’ privacy and security at risk. It’s imp...
Tags: Apple, Ios, TC, Tech, E-commerce, Itunes, App Store, Apple Store, Online Marketplaces, Apple Inc, Mobile App, iOS 11


Taking down drones is turning into a big business

When drones become problematic, and require detecting and disabling, it's often too dangerous to just shoot them down, even if that seems like the easiest answer.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, World, Boeing & Aerospace


Autonomous vehicles make congestion pricing even more critical

Brooks Rainwater Contributor Share on Twitter Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities. More posts by this contributor Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out As tasks wane, skills rise Autonomous vehicles will soon be ubiquitous on city streets. Before this happens, we should ask ourselves: Will they whisk...
Tags: Uber, Column, London, Washington, La, Singapore, New York City, US, Tech, Traffic, United States, Transport, Manhattan, Stockholm, Self-driving Car, UC Santa Cruz


Teenager Claims Apple's In-Store Facial Recognition System Mistakenly Led To His Arrest

An 18-year-old from New York is suing Apple for $1 billion -- saying an erroneous facial recognition system in their stores wrongfully led to his arrest. An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post: Ousmane Bah, who was arrested at his home in November, claims the warrant included a photo of someone else. The lawsuit also said a detective with the New York Police Department concluded the thief caught on the shop's surveillance camera "looked nothing like" Bah. The lawsuit, citing the detecti...
Tags: Apple, New York, Washington Post, Tech, New Jersey, New York Police Department, Bah, Ousmane Bah, New York Massachusetts Delaware


Report: Apple Poached Intel's Smartphone 5G Modem Lead Before Resolving Battle With Qualcomm

Apple poached Intel’s lead developer for 5G phone modems, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February—just weeks before it buried the hatchet with rival chip supplier Qualcomm this April, according to a report in the Telegraph on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Intel, Smartphones, Qualcomm, 5g, Apple Qualcomm Deal, Umashankar Thyagarajan


Airbnb Is Opening an Apartment-Style Hotel at Rockefeller Plaza, If You're Really Rich or Something

Airbnb has inked a deal with a major New York real estate developer, RXR Realty, to create a “new category of urban lodging” in commercial properties like a tower on Rockefeller Plaza, CNBC reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, New York, Science, Technology, Hotels, Airbnb, Cnbc, RXR Realty, Rockefeller Plaza, Short Term Rentals


10 Content Distribution Tactics to Maximize Exposure in 2019

This article was contributed by Robert Katai. Marketing and advertising are two industries that depend almost exclusively on content. A blog post, a podcast episode, a social media post, and even a visual banner or a corner street billboard, they all depend on the quality and value of the content they deliver to the audience. While and distribution is important, we need to understand that it may not be enough. A study from Buzzsumo states, that receives 8 shares or less on social media. This...
Tags: Google, Design, Content Marketing, Cta, Atlantic, Qualcomm, Guest Articles, Buzzsumo, Guest Article, Robert Katai, Bannersnack, Blogging & Content Marketing, Facebook Group Newsletters Once, Content Marketing Institute Visuals


Travel activity platform GetYourGuide is raising a big round, says €500M report is ‘inaccurate’

As we head into the summer travel season, GetYourGuide, which lets people search for and book tours and other experiences in their destinations of choice from a catalog of some 35,000 activities, is raising a big round of funding, which we understand is not get closed but in the works. German blog Deutsche Startups reported that the Berlin startup has raised €500 million from investors including SoftBank at a valuation of €1.6 billion ($558 million at a valuation of $1.78 billion at current doll...
Tags: TC, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Berlin, Singapore, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Airbnb, Temasek, Getyourguide, SELINA, Wirecard, Vision Fund, Johannes Reck


Travel activity platform GetYourGuide is raising money but says €500M report is ‘inaccurate’

As we head into the summer travel season, German blog Deutsche Startups is reporting that GetYourGuide, which lets people search for and book tours and other experiences in their destinations of choice from a catalog of some 35,000 activities, has raised €500 million from investors including SoftBank at a valuation of €1.6 billion ($558 million at a valuation of $1.78 billion at current dollar rates). A GetYourGuide spokesperson this morning tells us in an email that the report is “inaccurate” a...
Tags: TC, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Singapore, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Airbnb, Temasek, SELINA, Wirecard, Vision Fund, Johannes Reck, Deutsche Startups


Report: Travel activity platform GetYourGuide raised €500M led by SoftBank at €1.6B valuation

As we head into the summer tourist season, one of the bigger travel startups in Europe has allegedly bagged a significant round of funding. German blog Deutsche Startups is reporting that GetYourGuide, which lets tourists search for and book tours and other experiences in their destinations of choice from a catalog of some 35,000 activities, has raised €500 million from investors including SoftBank at a valuation of €1.6 billion ($558 million at a valuation of $1.78 billion at current dollar rat...
Tags: TC, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Singapore, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Airbnb, Temasek, SELINA, Wirecard, Vision Fund, Johannes Reck, Deutsche Startups


Do Complex Systems Require Higher Safety Standards From Managers and Engineers?

An anonymous reader quotes TechCrunch: Automotive emissions, nuclear power plants, airplanes, application platforms, and electrical grids all share one thing in common: they are very complex, highly coupled systems... Engineers have matched some of this growing complexity with more sophisticated tools, mostly derived from greater computing power and better modeling. But there are limits to how far the technical tools can help here given our limits of organizational behavior about complexity in t...
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Apple introduces a new iPhone every September like clockwork — here's when we think the next one is coming

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Apple usually launches new iPhones in September like clockwork. Although we never actually know the exact launch date until Apple sends out press invites right beforehand, we can guess when the 2019 iPhone is coming. Here's when we e...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Max, Insider Inc


Web Design for E-Commerce: How to Build an Intuitive Online Store

This article was contributed by Manish Dudharejia. Today’s digital consumer is pickier than ever about which brands they choose to buy from. Since there are virtually limitless options in terms of brands and online retailers selling the products they are searching for, any annoyance, interference, or negative experience is enough to send them looking for other options. If a website is not working correctly or simply not offering an excellent user experience (UX), visitors will often leave a webs...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Design, Cta, Ux, Web Design & UX, Manish Dudharejia, Co Founder of E2M Solutions Inc, San Diego Based Digital Agency, NNGroup


Near-term Quantum Computers Have Serious Challenges

Nextbigfuture was excessively optimistic on quantum computer achieving a smooth takeoff based upon announcements in 2018 with the 72 qubit Google bristlecone, IonQ's trapped ion breakthrough and a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Google, Innovation


Facebook Never Released Promised 'Clear History' Feature

Iwastheone tipped us off to a scathing editorial by the senior editor of Tom's Guide: Consider the F8 conference from a year ago that began with a prolonged apology over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where a data mining firm got a hold of the personal data of 50 million Facebook users... Zuckerberg promised a Clear History feature that would let you easily delete information about apps and websites you've interacted with, sort of like erasing your browser history. "It's not enough to build po...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Forrester Research, Zuckerberg, Tom, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Never, Iwastheone


'Avengers: Endgame' Shatters Box Office Records

Avengers: Endgame has already earned more money in just five days than 17 of the 21 previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe did in their entire theatrical run (including Captain Marvel). The Wrap reports that it's the first time in history a movie has earned over a billion dollars in just its first weekend. It demolished the record $640,521,291 global box office opening for the previous Avengers movie, Infinity Wars, in 2018. This weekend the sequel earned $1,209,000,000, with both Ave...
Tags: Amc, Disney, Tech, Canada, Kansas, Usa Today, Comscore, National Association of Theater Owners, John Fithian, Fithian, USA Today Think, Endgame Shatters Box Office Records, 20th Century Fox Disney


Hydrogels Can Be 'Exercised' To Grow. Another Step Toward 'Soft' Robots

Materials researchers use synthetic hydrogels which mimic the features of human muscles -- they''re strong, soft, full of water, and resistant to fatigue. Now researchers have discovered they mimic human muscles in another way, writes technology_dude: MIT researchers have found a way to give synthetic hydro gels human muscle characteristics: by taking the hyrdogels "to the gym"... The gym workout basically consisted of repeatedly stretching the material while in a water bath, [which] causes nano...
Tags: Tech, Mit


Precision Die and Stamping for the Automotive Industry

Precision die and stamping play a vital role in automobile manufacturing. When a manufacturer creates a functioning vehicle, think about all the unique parts that have to be put together. Those parts are like pieces in a puzzle, and when the manufacturer puts them in place to design the automobile that is when we understand the role of each of those parts. There was a time when one could mass produce certain parts and use them to build the automobile. But in recent times, from the deck lid to th...
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