Car user interfaces...

My venture into software design also sparked an interest in user interface design.A recent road trip through Europe provided an opportunity to catch up with modern car user interfaces thanks to many car rentals in different countries. Most of the cars I used now had an all digital display, without any physical indicators.This should provide a great opportunity for automotive engineers: there is no longer a need to reserve space for warning lights and indicators that you only need when things go ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Milan, Speaking, Milan Malpensa, Dawid Zawiła

Google bucks soaring smartphone prices with new Pixel

Google bucked the soaring smartphone price trend Tuesday, unveiling a high-performance Pixel handset aimed at the middle of the market as part of a wide-ranging pitch to developers of its new hardware, software and privacy efforts. The Pixel 3a phone, which includes many of the artificial intelligence features of its flagship devices, is priced from $399, executives said as Google opened its annual I/O developers conference near its headquarters in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View. "Th...
Tags: Google, News, Silicon Valley, Rick Osterloh

Experimental Device Generates Electricity From the Coldness of the Universe

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: An international team of scientists has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to generate a measurable amount of electricity in a diode directly from the coldness of the universe. The infrared semiconductor device faces the sky and uses the temperature difference between Earth and space to produce the electricity. In contrast to leveraging incoming energy as a normal solar cell would, the negative illumination effect allows electri...
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India’s edtech startup CollegeDekho raises $8 million to connect students with colleges

Indian edtech startup CollegeDekho, which helps students connect with prospective colleges and keep track of exams, has raised $8 million in Series B round. The new financing round for the four-year-old Gurgaon-based startup was led by its parent company Girnarsoft Education and London-based private equity investor Man Capital, which also participated in the startup’s Series A round last year. Ruchir Arora, founder and CEO of CollegeDekho told TechCrunch in an interview that the startup will use...
Tags: Startups, Asia, London, Education, India, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Bangalore, Naspers, Gurgaon, Noida, Arora, Mukesh Ambani, Byju, CollegeDekho

Google's $399 and $479 Pixel 3a and 3a XL are available for order

Google's affordable Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are now official.
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United States: Oracle v. Google - An Epic Software Battle - Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P

Google has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for certiorari in a copyright infringement suit brought by Oracle after the Federal Circuit twice ruled in favor of Oracle.
Tags: Google, News, United States, Oracle, U S Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, Oblon McClelland Maier, Neustadt L L P. Google

Google Finally Updates Android Distribution Dashboard, Pie Passes 10 Percent

After more than six months of no updates, Google has finally updated its Android distribution data. Android Pie, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, has passed the 10% adoption mark. VentureBeat reports: The Android developer website hosts a distribution dashboard that details the adoption of Google's mobile operating system versions. With over 2.5 billion active Android devices out there, this is useful information that Google used to update on a monthly cadence. For anyone ...
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Google Stadia team reveals how it’s approaching latency in gameplay

In a deep dive of the tech behind the Google Stadia platform, a few members of the team discussed latency in gameplay and the many different balancing acts the team will have to master. The post Google Stadia team reveals how it’s approaching latency in gameplay appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Gaming, News, Trends, Game Streaming, Google I/O 2019, Google Stadia

Reasons to visit Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi is the colorful capital of Georgia, a country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. After facing many invasions, from the Ottoman Empire to Russia, Georgia finally gained its independence in 1991 with the breakup of the Soviet Union. Its tumultuous history and mix of cultures make Tbilisi an eclectic, multicultural, and modern city. Unknown to many travelers, it’s slowly becoming a hot destination, so it’s only a matter of time before the crowds descend like they once did on Croatia, ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, Europe, Russia, Georgia, Croatia, Ussr, Tbilisi, Balkans, All, Old Town, Soviet Union, Ferris, Tbilisi Georgia, Ottoman Empire

Amazon's video ad push, Jeffrey Katzenberg's pitch to advertisers, and iHeart's Apple hack

Hi! Welcome to another edition of the Advertising and Media Insider newsletter, where we recap all the big stories we worked on this past week. If someone forwarded you this newsletter, sign up for your own here. Send me tips or feedback at [email protected] It's been a big week for Amazon advertising news. It's pushing into that agencies see as competitive with Google. Meanwhile, Lauren Johnson got her hands on a pitch deck Amazon's been taking around ad agencies to sell OTT. The k...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hollywood, Ebay, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hulu, Anheuser Busch, Procter Gamble, Abby, TPG, Allbirds

Detroit's LED Streetlights Are Going Dark After a Few Years

Detroit's Public Lighting Authority has filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer of nearly a third of the city's 65,000 streetlights, after it found that upward of 20,000 LED lights are "prematurely dimming and burning out" and putting the city's revitalization progress "in jeopardy." The city estimates a fix would cost millions. Detroit News reports: The issue was discovered last fall during routine surveys of the lighting system, and it's tied to defective units that were either...
Tags: California, Tech, Detroit, Mike Duggan, Detroit News, Nguyen, Detroit s Public Lighting Authority, Leotek Electronics USA, Leotek, Hy Nguyen

Successful IT Startup Actively Hires People On the Autism Spectrum

Suren Enfiajyan shares a report from Fast Company: Ultra Testing, a New York-based software testing and quality assurance startup, employs over 60 workers remotely across 20 states, 75% of whom are on the autism spectrum. Not only was the company open to hiring neurodiverse employees, but it actively sought them out. Though small, the company punches well above its weight class, growing an average of 50% year-over-year since its founding in 2013, with 60% of revenues coming from Fortune 500 clie...
Tags: New York, Tech, Oakland, Fast Company, Slack, Anandan, Suren Enfiajyan, Rajesh Anandan, Ultra Testing, Art Shectman

How a Software Founder Built the Chemistry Set of CRISPR-Era Biotech

Two years ago, Yixiao Jiang moved to Boston to learn everything she could about biotech. Now, she and cofounder John Min are launching Feles (pronounced "fee-les") One, a set of common biotech tools in a radically more user-friendly configuration. Jiang had previously founded a web platform for interior decorators in China and was looking for a new venture in a more consequential subject area. Coming from a field where sleek, user-friendly interfaces are the norm, Jiang was shocked by the state ...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, China, Boston, Tech, Sla, George, Harvard Medical School, PCB, Jiang, Yixiao Jiang, John Min, Feles, Yixiao Jian, Yixiao, Feles One

Novation’s super synth for Superbooth leaks: 16-voice Summit

What if Novation put everything great about their recent analog and digital synths into one keyboard? That appears to be exactly what Summit is – and it looks like a show stealer. The information is leaking via German media through a couple of print and online outlets (Beat and so far, with the Facebook post of the latter picked up by Gearnews. Oh, and, uh… there’s an image sitting around on Novation’s site. And it’s too good to sit on this time. 16 voices digital/analog hybrid, bi...
Tags: Facebook, Music, UK, Hardware, Keyboards, Digital, Tech, Gear, Analog, Times, Peak, Hybrid, Summit, Music Tech, Polysynths, Novation

Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack [Updated]

[Update: Changpeng Zhao’s comments on Periscope added to bottom of post] Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has confirmed a “large scale” data breach, in which hackers stole more than $40 million in cryptocurrency In a statement, the company said hackers stole API keys, two-factor codes and other information in the attack. Binance traced the cryptocurrency theft — more than 7,000 bitcoins at the time of writing — to a single wallet after the hackers stole the contents of the company’s bitcoin ho...
Tags: Security, Money, Wallet, Tech, Economy, Hack, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Dow Jones, Periscope, Digital Currencies, Chao, Stratics Networks, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Binance, Changpeng Zhao

Google Brings Augmented Reality to Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Today at Google I/O, the company announced features in Google Search that utilize Google Lens and augmented reality (AR).The post Google Brings Augmented Reality to Search Results by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Digital Experience, Google Lens

Google’s Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good

Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone. But we also protect your information.
Tags: Google, News, Privacy, Sundar Pichai, Online Advertising, Google Inc, Data-Mining and Database Marketing

Facebook and Instagram Don't Wreck Kids' Lives, Claims New Study

A new study from the University of Oxford claims screen time doesn't have a detrimental impact on young people's brains, like so many researchers have claimed. Instead, it says family, friends and school life all had a greater impact on wellbeing. An anonymous reader shares the report from ZDNet: The researchers' skepticism was based on the Grand Theory of Chicken and Egg. As one of the lead researchers, Amy Orben explained: "The previous literature was based almost entirely on correlations with...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, Bbc, University of Oxford, Zdnet, Instagram Don, Andrew Przybylski, Przybylski, Amy Orben, Grand Theory of Chicken

Seattle-based Cray to build world’s fastest supercomputer under $600M federal contract

Two big government contracts this spring position the Seattle-based supercomputer company to lead in the "exascale" computing era.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Seattle, Cray

Reports: Police Bust Deep Dot Web, Saying It Made Millions Off Referral Links to Dark Web Markets

The FBI working in conjunction with authorities in multiple nations has arrested several individuals in connection with their involvement in Deep Dot Web, a website that allegedly profiteered by taking commissions on referral links to dark web markets, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday. It has also seized domains…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Affiliate Marketing, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Bitcoin, Dark Web, Doj, Cryptocurrency, Deep Dot Web, Deepdotweb

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said Red Hat will remain independent because 'I don't have a death wish for $34 billion' (IBM, RHAT)

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty reaffirmed that Red Hat will remain an independent company after IBM completes its $34 billion acquisition. Rometty joked that she had "no death wish" buying Red Hat: "I'm not buying them to destroy them." IBM's plan to gobble up Red Hat has been met with some skepticism, even though some analysts call it a smart move that would boost the company's position in cloud computing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty kicked ...
Tags: Google, Boston, Trends, Tesla, Ibm, Sundar Pichai, Big Blue, Jim Whitehurst, Ginni Rometty, Rometty, Ginni, Amazon Microsoft Salesforce, Analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies Inc, Google Dell Amazon Lenovo

Facebook talked privacy, Google actually built it

Mark Zuckerberg: “The future is private”. Sundar Pichai: ~The present is private~. While both CEO’s made protecting user data a central theme of their conference keynotes this month, Facebook’s product updates were mostly vague vaporware while Google’s were either ready to ship or ready to demo. The contrast highlights the divergence in strategy between the two tech giants. For Facebook, privacy is a talking point meant to boost confidence in sharing, deter regulators, and repair its...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Developer, Opinion, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai, Tls

Lyft Posts $1.1B Loss for Q1 in First Earnings Report Post-IPO

Newly public ride-hailing company Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT) filed its first-quarter earnings results Tuesday, reporting a 95 percent increase in revenue compared with the same period in 2018, but a net loss of nearly $1.14 billion.That first-quarter loss includes $894 million of stock-based compensation and other expenses triggered by the completion of Lyft’s IPO on April 2. Without those items, the company’s adjusted net loss for the quarter was $211.5 million; the adjusted net loss for the same per...
Tags: Deals, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Software

UK's National Mapping Agency is Working on a Project To Create Almost Real-Time Maps of Streets

The UK's national mapping agency is working on a project to create almost real-time maps of the nation's streets, which it says will help with everything from 5G rollout to autonomous driving. From a report: The Ordnance Survey (OS) pilot project will see the vehicles of utility companies using a dashboard mounted camera to record the view of the road as they travel. The images from the camera are processed to identify details such as road signs, traffic lights, lamp posts, bollards, drains and ...
Tags: UK, Tech, Neil Ackroyd, National Mapping Agency

Genealogy site, DNA used to help solve decades-old murder

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forensic genealogists followed a trail built on decades-old DNA evidence to help determine the identity of a woman whose body was found near a Lake Tahoe hiking trail in 1982 and her killer, investigators said Tuesday. Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced he has closed the investigation into the shooting death […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Lake Tahoe, Washoe County, RENO Nev AP, Darin Balaam

Google rethinks navigation with launch of ‘Portals’ on Chrome Canary

Google announced today it has launched a new page transition experience for the Chrome web browser called “Portals.” The technology is something the company has been developing for some time, and is designed to offer an alternative to using IFrames. In fact, the company described Portals as being more like “IFrames that you can navigate” — because, unlike a traditional IFrame, which gives a window into another website, a Portal actually lets you go through to that other website. In a demo of ...
Tags: Chrome, Google, TC, Tech, Nom Nom, Google I/O 2019

Google vows greater user privacy, after decades of data collection

Google is jumping on the latest tech trend: privacy.At its annual conference for software developers, the search and advertising giant showed off several new products and features that it said were created to help maintain customers'... [Author: [email protected]]
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Fearing an escalation of the trade war with China, stock markets plummet… then rally

Stock markets declined today as investors worried about the potential for an escalating trade war with China sold off shares. Markets had been trading near or above all-time highs before President Donald Trump threatened to significantly increase tariffs on Chinese goods. The news sent stock markets into a free-fall in mid-day trading, but the markets staged a late-day surge to end the day with less severe declines. The escalating war of words between U.S. and Chinese officials and trade negotia...
Tags: TC, China, Tech, Economy, Beijing, United States, President, Trade, Stock Market, Donald Trump

Android TV Gets One-Click Subscriptions, Revamped Play Store This Year

Android TV didn’t get any keynote stage time at Google’s I/O developer conference in Mountain View, Calif. Tuesday, but the company still used the event to share some updates for its smart TV platform. Most notably, Android TV will be making making it easier to sign up for video subscription services. To do this, Google […]
Tags: Google, News, Android TV, Google I/o, Mountain View Calif

Google jumps the shark from search results to your camera: Nest Hub, Pixels, and more from ad giant's coder confab

AI. Privacy. AI. Privacy. AI. Privacy. AI. Priva... Google I/O Google on Tuesday gathered developers to the open air Shoreline Amphitheater beside its Mountain View, California, headquarters to witness and applaud its latest technological marvels amid natural splendor.…
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