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Google introduces swipeable Wear OS widgets called Tiles

Over the next month, Google will be rolling out a new element of its Wear OS smartwatch software interface that's meant to improve the ease and simplicity with which you access information. The new feature, announced today, is the introduction of swipeable widgets Google is calling Tiles, following on the heels of the introduction to Wear OS over the last few months of swipeable access to health coaching via Google Fit -- as well as more generalized proactive help and suggestions courtesy of...
Tags: Google, News, Google Assistant Google, Frank Deschenes


India: Apple iCard And Its Implication On The Indian Fintech Industry - Khurana and Khurana

On 25th March tech giant, Apple made its groundbreaking entry in the arena of digitalized financial services.
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With 5-year plans for hacking and cyber-spying, the Chinese are taking the long view, says FBI chief. Link. How movie directors are using virtual production methods, like in the new Lion King reboot. The make a VR world first, then film a crude version inside it to watch the movie before they really film it. Link. The ultimate marble-machine music box. Just because. Video Link. “By bringing chip-design in-house, Tesla has leapfrogged the automotive industry by four years,” says ARK Invest. Link....
Tags: Future, Tesla, Fbi, Suarez, Daniel Suarez


A 30-mph e-bike to compete with cars in cities? Investors just bet $20 million on it

Bird and Lime are scooting along, backed by hundreds of millions in venture capital. But there are still plenty of companies hoping to dominate the still-nascent micro mobility market, given what huge financial opportunity it promises. Among them: Bond Mobility, a three-year-old Palo Alto, Calif.- and Zurich, Switzerland-based startup that says its “high-performance” dockless electric bikes will leave e-scooters in the dust. Investors think the company might be right — at least, they think it mi...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Europe, California, China, Softbank, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Switzerland, Toyota, Bond, Zurich, Cyanogen, Mckinsey, Zurich Switzerland


Qualcomm Scored $4.5 Billion or More in Settlement With Apple

Semiconductor and telecommunications equipment manufacturer Qualcomm said on Wednesday it will take home a one-time payment of between $4.5 billion to $4.7 billion from its settlement with tech giant Apple over the next quarter, the New York Times reported.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, New York Times, Courts, Settlement, Qualcomm, 5g, Modems


Huawei's First Television Could Also Be the World's First 5G 8K TV

Huawei is planning to launch an 8K 5G TV as soon as this year, a new report from Nikkei claims. The set would include a 5G modem to allow it to stream remote content directly without the need for a cable box or fixed-line internet connection, and it could even act as a router for other internet-connected devices in your home, the report added. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Where to find Frankfurt vs. Chelsea on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Frankfurt vs. Chelsea in the Europa League, you’ve come to the right place. Turner and Univision’s coverage of the UEFA club competitions enters another week with their coverage of Frankfurt vs. Chelsea. FOX Sports no longer has the rights, so if you want to watch the game on TV, Univision Deportes Network is the only channel broadcasting the match on television. Match: Frankfurt vs. Chelsea Kickoff: Thursday, 3pm ET Looking to watch Fr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Frankfurt, Soccer, Chelsea, Uefa, Europa League, Cnbc, Turner, Univision


From Air to Pro, here are the best MacBook deals for May 2019

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers. The post From Air to Pro, here are the best MacBook deals for May 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro


Lyft Loses Effort To Overturn NYC's Driver Wage Law

Lyft's effort to overturn New York City's first-in-the-nation minimum wage law for drivers was blocked by a state judge Wednesday, according to Business Insider . From a report: Judge Andrea Masley ruled that Lyft's lawsuit, which was filed in January, was insufficient to overturn the law that went into effect February. Under the law that went into effect in February, ride-hail companies must pay drivers at least $17.22 an hour after expenses. The pay formula uses a so-called utilization rate, w...
Tags: Lyft, New York City, Tech, Andrea Masley


How has Compass grown so fast? A look at the numbers

What’s the secret to its meteoric rise, and what is it that investors see that justifies its massive valuation? This deep dive into Compass looks to provide evidence-based answers to those questions — and more.
Tags: Technology, Data, Analysis, Radio, Agent, Compass, Brokerage, Mike Delprete


AI in medicine: Separate hype from reality

As a physician trying to keep up with all the new information about artificial intelligence, I want to know how machine learning and deep learning are impacting medicine now and to separate the hype from reality. Here’s a look at some ways AI is being used successfully in health care and some ways it is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Mobile Health, Health IT, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Blender Developers Find Old Linux Drivers Are Better Maintained Than Windows

To not a lot of surprise compared to the world of proprietary graphics drivers on Windows where once the support is retired the driver releases stop, old open-source Linux OpenGL drivers are found to be better maintained. From a report: Blender developers working on shipping Blender 2.80 this July as the big update to this open-source 3D modeling software today rolled out the Linux GPU requirements for this next release. The requirements themselves aren't too surprising and cover NVIDIA GPUs rel...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Nvidia, Intel Haswell, AMD GCN


Apple's upbeat forecast pushes market value back toward $1 trillion

Apple Inc shares rose nearly 5 percent on Wednesday, pushing the iPhone maker's market valuation back toward $1 trillion as its quarterly report and upbeat forecast soothed investors worried about falling iPhone sales.
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Google workers protest ‘culture of retaliation’ with sit-in

Google employees staged a sit-in Wednesday to protest what they call a “culture of retaliation” at the company — the latest in a series of demonstrations by tech industry workers. It’s unclear how many employees participated in the sit-in, but organizer Meredith Whittaker tweeted that hundreds of people protested at the New York office Wednesday […]
Tags: Google, Business, New York, News, Meredith Whittaker


This VC is working with Stanford on a new $30 million AI fund. Here's why he's explicitly not looking for college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg

Earlier this week, Motus Ventures announced the Motus Smart World Innovation Fund, a $30 million fund in partnership with Stanford's Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities Program. In a conversation with Business Insider, Motus Ventures cofounder and Managing Director Jim DiSanto said that the possibility of automating human labor as the "single largest technology opportunity of all time." The fund will work with Stanford to identify and advise research groups on campus to ultimately help le...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo, Stanford, Disney, Trends, Larry Page, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, DiSanto, Motus Ventures, Motus Smart World Innovation Fund, Jim DiSanto


Google Will Now Auto-Delete Some User Data -- If You Ask

The change gives people more control over their information, but it also may stop some users from opting to block out Google’s data collection altogether. Google has struggled to convince customers and regulators that it respects their privacy and keeps the reams of data it collects on people safe. It shut down the Google Plus social network last year after finding a glitch that exposed the personal information of half a million users.
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Google Offers Auto-Delete for Location History, Activity Data

New Google privacy settings will let consumers automatically delete—after a specified time—data the company collects about their routine locations, search habits, and browsing history. "You shoul...
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Apple's $1 Trillion Valuation Is Further Away Than It Looks

While the iPhone maker is hovering near re-entry into the 13-digit club, along with Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc., it falls short because of its hefty buyback program. Apple had 4.601 billion shares outstanding as of April 22, according to a filing late Wednesday. Apple reported 4.72 billion shares outstanding in its last quarterly filing.
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Facebook pivots to what it wishes it was

In Facebook’s dreams, it’s a clean and private place. People spend their time having thoughtful discussions in “meaningful” Groups, planning offline meetups with Events, or laughing together in a Facebook Watch party. In reality, Facebook is a cluttered mess of features that seem to constantly leak user data. People waste their time viewing inane News Feed posts from “friends” they never talk to, enviously stalking through photos of peers, or chowing on click-bait articles and viral videos in...
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Every Galaxy S10 model costs $200 less at Best Buy right now

OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus 7 in less than two weeks. Recent leaks revealed that the high-end version of the OnePlus 7 will be more expensive than we'd expect, but the OnePlus 7 Pro should still be more affordable than other flagships, including the latest iPhone, the Galaxy S10, and most other high-end Androids.However, that may no longer be the case, considering that Best Buy is currently running an amazing promotion on all Galaxy S10 phones.The unlocked 128GB versions of the Galaxy S1...
Tags: Google, Verizon, News, Huawei, AT T Sprint


Google opens Android Automotive OS to Spotify, other media app developers

Google is opening its Android Automotive operating system up to third-party developers to bring music and other entertainment apps into vehicle infotainment systems, starting with the Polestar 2, an all-electric vehicle developed by Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand. Google announced Wednesday that media app developers will be able to create new entertainment experiences for Android Automotive OS and the Polestar 2, starting at Google I/O 2019, the annual developer’s confere...
Tags: Google, Android, Transportation, Spotify, China, Samsung, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Geneva, Google Maps, Volvo, Android Auto, Harman


Samsung bets it can sell smart-home tech by building the homes

For years, Samsung has pitched customers internet-connected TVs, refrigerators, and other cornerstones of the home re-imagined for the data-overload era. Now the South Korean engineering-to-gadgets conglomerate is trying to go a step further: making the home itself. Inside an airy, lavish model house in Seoul, Samsung’s virtual assistant, Bixby, can show visitors what’s inside the kitchen fridge while Amazon’s Alexa assistant controls the living-room lighting and A/C, and a speaker developed ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Advertising, Samsung, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Kim, Seoul, Alexa, Burj Khalifa, Amazon com Inc, Samsung Electronics Co, Samsung C T Corp, Petronas Twin Towers, ABI Research, Bixby


Epic Games is buying the studio behind Rocket League

Epic Games is in the process of acquiring the studio behind one of the most popular cross-platform games out there, Rocket League. The studio behind Fortnite is buying Psyonix for an undisclosed sum and bringing its 132 employees onboard. There doesn’t appear to be a ton changing at the San Diego game studio, Epic says the company will continue to support the game on all platforms. The real competitive advantage seems to rely on Rocket League coming to the Epic Games store in “late 2019” and ...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Tech, Epic, San Diego, Epic Games, Rocket League, Fortnite


Tesla Autopilot Malfunction Caused Crash That Killed Apple Engineer, Lawsuit Alleges

Apple engineer Walter Huang was driving his 2017 Tesla Model X on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, California, the morning of March 23, 2018, when the car steered left into a concrete median, killing Huang in the resulting crash.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Tesla, Automation, Automated Cars, Highway 101, Huang, Mountain View California, Walter Huang


Fanduel is now charging inactive users $3 per month for not playing

You expect to lose money gambling, but you don’t really expect to lose it abstaining from gambling. But if you’re Fanduel user who hasn’t made any bets or deposits for two years, the site will now deduct $3 per month until you put some money on the table. You have to play to win, it seems, but not to lose. In an email sent to such lapsed (or perhaps recovering) users, including Engadget’s Richard Lawler, Fanduel wrote: It appears your account has been inactive for over two years, which means you...
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Interview: Dan Tepfer, the Musician Coding the Future of Concerts

With a playback piano and VR, the pianist entrances every audience he plays for Billed as the future of concerts, Dan Tepfer‘s live show—a solo performance wherein a self-playing Yamaha Disklavier is the only instrument—entrances every attendee. From the intimate-by-choice setting and the Google-branded VR headsets to Tepfer’s winding style, the show captivates with each song and its visual accompaniment—all of which is improvisational and …
Tags: Google, Music, Design, Interviews, Tech, Coding, Vr, Virtual Reality, 3D, Piano, Concerts, Dan Tepfer, Tepfer, Natural Machines


MDP invests in edtech company Lightspeed

Madison Dearborn Partners LLC has made an investment in Austin-based Lightspeed Systems, an educational technology solutions provider. No financial terms were disclosed. William Blair & Company served as financial adviser to Lightspeed with DLA Piper LLP providing legal counsel. And, Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal advice to MDP. PRESS RELEASE AUSTIN, Texas—May 1, 2019— Leading education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), announced today that it...
Tags: Trends, Tech, Chicago, Austin, United States, Portland, Lightspeed, Company, The Company, Austin Texas, PNC Bank, Austin TX, Kirkland Ellis LLP, PE Deals, William Blair Company, MDP


AMD Gained Market Share For 6th Straight Quarter, CEO Says

Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su said during her remarks on AMD's first quarter earnings conference call with analysts today that she was confident about the state of competition with rivals like Intel and Nvidia in processors and graphics chips. She also pointed out that the company gained market share in processors for the 6th straight quarter. From a report: AMD's revenue was $1.27 billion for the first quarter, down 23% from the same quarter a year ago. But Su noted that Ryzen and Epyc pro...
Tags: Tech, Intel, SU, Nvidia, Amd, Lisa Su, Advanced Micro Devices, RYZEN


Pluralsight will acquire GitPrime for $170M

Pluralsight, an online training platform focusing on subjects like web development, IT certification, and security training, announced today that it will acquire GitPrime, a dev team productivity tool, for $170M in cash. GitPrime is like an analytics dashboard for code projects. It watches your team’s code repositories on services like GitHub or Bitbucket, tracking things like user-by-user code commits over time, ticket activity, and how different team members tackle things like pull requ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Pluralsight, GitPrime


Why A.I. robotics should have the same ethical protections as animals

Universities across the world are conducting major research on artificial intelligence (A.I.), as are organisations such as the Allen Institute, and tech companies including Google and Facebook. A likely result is that we will soon have A.I. approximately as cognitively sophisticated as mice or dogs. Now is the time to start thinking about whether, and under what conditions, these A.I.s might deserve the ethical protections we typically give to animals. Discussions of "A.I. rights" or "robot rig...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Animals, Star Trek, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Innovation, Machine Learning, Morality, Bioethics, Allen Institute, Cyborg, John Basl Eric SchwitzgebelThis



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