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Xiaomi introduces new Utilities card in App Vault bringing 40+ new services

Xiaomi introduced App Vault back in 2017 with MIUI 9 with an aim to bring convenience at users tip. MIUI App Vault shows cards for various services and is an attempt similar to Google Now cards for showing all the important information in one place, MIUI quick cards can be accessed in a similar fashion by swiping left on the home screen. Xiaomi kept adding cards for various services with time to time including Ola, Stocks, Cricket, Today's Deal and Utilities. Xiaomi has recently added new s...
Tags: Google, News, Utilities, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, MIUI, Flipkart Amazon, MIUI App Vault, App Vault, MIUI Smart Assistant, OYO FabHotels Treebo Hotels Medicines


The Who and Jimmy Fallon Sing “Won’t Get Fooled Again” with Classroom Instruments

Don't miss the very end. And don't miss The Who on tour this summer... Related Content: Keith Moon, Drummer of The Who, Passes Out at 1973 Concert; 19-Year-Old Fan Takes Over What Made John Entwistle One of the Great Rock Bassists? Hear Isolated Tracks from “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Baba O’Riley” & “Pinball Wizard” Keith Moon’s Final Performance with The Who (1978) The Who and Jimmy Fallon Sing “Won’t Get Fooled Again” with Classroom Instruments is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us ...
Tags: Google, Jimmy Fallon, College, Uncategorized, Don, Facebook Twitter, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Baba O'Riley, Classroom Instruments, Keith Moon Drummer


US Birthrate Is Lowest In 32 Years, CDC Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: The U.S. birthrate fell again in 2018, to 3,788,235 births -- representing a 2% drop from 2017. It's the lowest number of births in 32 years, according to a new federal report. The numbers also sank the U.S. fertility rate to a record low. Not since 1986 has the U.S. seen so few babies born. And it's an ongoing slump: 2018 was the fourth consecutive year of birth declines, according to the provisional birthrate report from the Centers for Disease Con...
Tags: Cdc, US, Tech, Npr, AIAN American Indian Alaska Native


Chelsea Manning is back in jail after refusing to cooperate with WikiLeaks investigation

Following a week-long release from an Alexandria, Virginia detention center, Chelsea Manning is back in jail. Manning was jailed in March for her refusal to cooperate with a grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks. Manning has made her position on the grand jury well known and refuses to cooperate with its proceedings on principle. Her release last week came as the grand jury that issued her a subpoena in January expired, though the grand jury that issued Manning her latest subpoena won’t expire...
Tags: TC, Privacy, Obama, US, Tech, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Manning, Alexandria Virginia, Red Dead Redemption, Wikileaks Manning, Anthony Trenga, Moira Meltzer Cohen, Meltzer Cohen, U S Army Manning


United States: GDPR Revisited - Schneider Downs & Co

Many have heard about the French data regulator CNIL imposing a $57 million (€50 million) fine on Google for violating the GDPR, specifically for failing to make its data collection policies easily accessible
Tags: Google, News, United States, Cnil, GDPR Revisited Schneider Downs amp


Properly Dealing With Criminal Charges

Criminal charges are always very traumatic. You are faced with a true emotional wreckage, especially when taken down in a highly spectacular way. You will so often find yourself not being able to sleep at night and feelings like anger, depression and anxiety will most likely appear. There are even some people that turn to substance abuse. With criminal charges, you do need to fight back, learn, grow and actually flourish. This is why Noll criminal lawyer Springfield IL recommends the following i...
Tags: Google, Marketing, Life Lessons, Springfield IL, Noll


Baidu, China’s answer to Google, reports first quarterly loss since 2005

Baidu, widely seen as the Google of China, felt the heat from its spending on artificial intelligence and other next-gen technologies that have yet to reach the mass market as it unveiled troubled first-quarter financials on Thursday. The company logged a net loss attributable to shareholders of $49 million in the quarter ended March 31, marking the first quarterly loss since it went public in 2005. That compares to net income of 6.69 billion yuan a year before. Baidu is the biggest search se...
Tags: Google, Asia, China, Tech, Search, Artificial Intelligence, Earnings, Baidu, Search Ads, Baidu China, Google of China, Xiang Hailong


Microsoft and Sony's surprise game streaming alliance is a shocker, and it raises an uncomfortable truth about the cloud wars (MSFT, SNE)

On Thursday, Microsoft and Sony made a joint announcement that they would "e xplore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services."  This partnership came as a big shock: They've been fierce rivals since the first Microsoft Xbox challenged the Sony PlayStation 2 in 2001.  However, it makes a lot of sense: The next big thing in gaming is cloud streaming, and it's difficult and expensive to build a cloud platfor...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Samsung, Trends, Cisco, Walmart, Sony, Steve Ballmer, Aws, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Digitalocean, Ray Ozzie


Amazon Updates Alexa To Guard Your House and Listen For Broken Glass, Smoke Alarm

Amazon is rolling out an update to Alexa that will turn the company's line of smart home products into home security devices while the user is out. Called "Alexa Guard," the feature will have your smart speakers listen for key sounds, including breaking glass and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If the Echo hears the noise, it will send you an alert, coupled with an audio recording of the noise. TechCrunch reports: It's an interesting new addition and one that leverages the sometimes controvers...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Alexa, Adt, Amazon Updates Alexa To Guard Your House, Listen For Broken Glass Smoke Alarm


Facebook Shuts Down An Israeli Firm's Effort To Influence Politics In West Africa

Facebook today said it detected dozens of Facebook accounts that were engaging in election interference and other forms of public manipulation via news and social media, directed primarily at West African countries. What's especially noteworthy about this announcement is the source. Israeli commercial entity Archimedes Group was behind the behavior. The Verge reports: The goal ostensibly was to have some type of effect on local elections and the political atmosphere, although Facebook says it ca...
Tags: Facebook, Southeast Asia, Tech, West Africa, South America, Nathaniel Gleicher, Archimedes Group, Nigeria Senegal Togo, Niger Facebook, Angola Tunisia


Where everybody knows your face: Woody Harrelson photo used to spot thief

The New York police department’s use of celebrity doppelgänger photos calls their use of a facial recognition system into questionThe New York police department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published on Thursday.Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology highlighted the April 2017 episode in “Garbage In, Garbage Out”, a report on what it says are flawed pract...
Tags: New York, Technology, US news, US policing, Woody Harrelson, Facial Recognition, Georgetown University


Why Linux On Desktop 'Failed': A Discussion With Mark Shuttleworth (slashdot)

sfcrazy writes: Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical, summed it in a few words: "I think the bigger challenge has been that we haven't invented anything in the Linux that was like deeply, powerfully ahead of its time." He also said that "if in the free software community we only allow ourselves to talk about things that look like something that already exists, then we're sort of defining ourselves as a series of forks and fragmentations." He added that it seems the desktop Linux peopl...
Tags: Google, News, Mark Shuttleworth, Msmash


Gun Nuts Guide To Privacy & Safety: Encryption, Virus & Spyware Protection – Part 3

Opinion Firefox Private Mode U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-In part 2 of AmmoLand's guide to Privacy, we took a look at VPNs, DNS servers, and password managers. In this part of the guide we will be discussing how to protect your privacy on your computer and your internet-enabled devices. Although these techniques will not keep you totally safe, they do go a long way in protecting your privacy. What most people do not know is that every time you go to a website your device downloads all text and pi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, Guns, Microsoft, Israel, US, Ransomware, Kaspersky, Vpn, John, Nra, Northern Virginia, McAfee, John Crump, Bitdefender


Retail Zipline raises $9.6M from Emergence and Serena Williams

Retail Zipline, a startup aiming to improve communication between retail stores and corporate decision makers , announced today that it has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding. CEO Melissa Wong previously worked in corporate communications for Old Navy, where she said she saw “such a disconnect between what was decided in headquarters and what was decided in stores.” For example, management might decide on a big marketing push to sell any remaining Mother’s Day-related items after the holida...
Tags: Startups, Navy, Funding, Tech, Williams, Serena Williams, Baker, TOMS Shoes, Cto, Wong, Jeremy Baker, Gap Inc, Emergence, Santi Subotovsky, Melissa Wong, Serena Ventures


Asus’ $499 ZenFone 6 has a flip-up camera and a giant battery

Premium smartphone manufacturers have moved the needle on pricing, but 2019 may well go down as a kind of golden age for budget flagships. Apple, Google and Samsung are all in that business now, and OnePlus has once again shown the world how to offer more for less. And then there’s the new Zenfone. It’s a bit of an understatement to suggest that Asus has had trouble breaking into the smartphone space. And things aren’t likely to get any easier as the market further consolidates among the top fiv...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Asus, Samsung, Tech, Apple Google, Zenfone, Zenfone 6


CIRP: Apple's iPhone Installed Based Grew Just 4 Million in Q1

It's a good thing the Mac maker is now starting to expand beyond its own installed base.
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Startup 'ObEN' Is Betting the Future On Personal AI Avatars

merbs shares an excerpt from a Gizmodo report: In January 2019, when China Central Television, the largest broadcast network in the most populous nation in the world, aired a special to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the hosts welcomed four life-sized "personal artificial intelligences" to share the stage with them. Called PAIs, they were three-dimensional holographic replicas of the presenters that moved, spoke, and sang to the delight of the cheering live audience. The program was viewed some 1...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Tech, Pasadena, Gizmodo, Xinhua China, China Central Television


Google's Working on a Translation AI That Uses Your Own Voice

The worst part about visiting somewhere you don’t speak the local tongue is that sinking feeling as you squint at a phrasebook, open your mouth, and prepare yourself to totally butcher the language. If that’s your nightmare, good news. Google is working on an AI that can actually speak in another language using your…Read more...
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Driverless Electric Truck Starts Deliveries On Swedish Public Road

Reuters reports that a driverless electric truck has begun daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden. Slashdot reader Kiuas shares the report: Robert Falck, the CEO of Swedish start-up Einride, said the company was in partnership talks with major suppliers to help scale production and deliver orders, and the firm did not rule out future tie-ups with large truckmakers. "This public road permit is a major milestone [...] and it is a step to commercializing autonomous technology on roads,...
Tags: Sweden, Tech, Volvo, Reuters, United States Read, Einride, Kiuas, Falck, Robert Falck, Sweden Slashdot, Jonkoping


Here's the pitch deck that raised millions for two ex Googlers whose startup helps new millennial parents find childcare

When Sara Mauskopf and Anne Halsall swapped stories at work about the difficulties of finding reliable childcare, they realized a new generation of Millennial parents were all facing a big problem. Their solution was Winnie — an online, centralized marketplace that connects parents with certified childcare providers. Prior to Winnie, the childcare market was fragmented, the co-founders said, and the best option available for parents was often a simple Google search.   Below is the pitch deck t...
Tags: Google, US, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Postmates, Business Insider, Sara Mauskopf, Winnie, Anne Halsall, Mauskopf, Halsall, Reach Capital


Hackers Abuse ASUS Cloud Service To Install Backdoor On Users' PCs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: ASUS' update mechanism has once again been abused to install malware that backdoors PCs, researchers from Eset reported earlier this week. The researchers, who continue to investigate the incident, said they believe the attacks are the result of router-level man-in-the-middle attacks that exploit insecure HTTP connections between end users and ASUS servers, along with incomplete code-signing to validate the authenticity of received files bef...
Tags: Asia, Asus, Tech, ESET, Anton Cherepanov, BlackTech Group, AsusWSPanel, Ars Once, ASUS Cloud


Stack Overflow confirms breach, but customer data said to be unaffected

Developer knowledge sharing site Stack Overflow has confirmed hackers breached its systems, but said customer data is unaffected. “Over the weekend, there was an attack on Stack Overflow,” wrote Mary Ferguson, vice president of engineering. “We have confirmed that some level of production access was gained on May 11.” “We discovered and investigated the extent of the access and are addressing all known vulnerabilities,” said Ferguson. “We have not identified any breach of customer or user dat...
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Verizon’s 5G is blazing fast on the Galaxy S10 5G, if you’re on the right block

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is finally here, and we went to Chicago to test its 5G connectivity capabilities on Verizon's 5G network. Like with the Moto Z3 and Moto Mod, service is still limited, but it's super fast. The post Verizon’s 5G is blazing fast on the Galaxy S10 5G, if you’re on the right block appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Web, Chicago, 5g, Samsung Galaxy, 5GQualcommSponsorship, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G


Scientists bio-hacked E. coli to create synthetic life

Escherichia coli, nobody’s favorite dinner guest, just had the distinction of becoming the first living organism to have its entire DNA code successfully replaced with a synthetic genome. We’ve played with nature’s creations before, but this is the first time we’ve completely reprogrammed them. The experiment was conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge and led by biologist Jason Chin. It involved creating a complete artificial genome with everything the scientists believed an org...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, University of Cambridge, Jason Chin


Facebook is reportedly having a tough time recruiting, which could be an ominous sign for the company (FB)

Facebook is having a harder time recruiting following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to a report from CNBC. The news outlet reported that would-be employees are turning down job offers at significantly higher rates than before. Facebook said CNBC's numbers "are totally wrong," but did not specify what it finds to be inaccurate about them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It sounds like Facebook might be having a tough time recruiting following the Cambridge Anal...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Signal, Cnbc, Anthony Harrison, Harrison, Sal Rodriguez, Cambridge Analytica


The case for corporates to fill the seed vacuum

Kyle Fugere Contributor Kyle Fugere is head of Ventures at dunnhumby Ventures. More posts by this contributor The Importance Of Design Thinking For Big Data Startups Over the past five years, there has been a clear drop in seed investing. Between 2010 and 2014 there was an influx of “micro” VCs, perfectly equipped to deploy seed capital. Since then, we have seen a gradual decline. One key reason is that the Micro VCs were successful. Tur...
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Just 376 People Found to Own a Third of All Ether Cryptocurrency

Just 376 people hold a third of all Ether, the cryptocurrency that powers the Ethereum blockchain, according to new research by Chainalysis. From a report: Large holders are known in the crypto market as "whales," which Chainalysis defines as individuals who hold their assets in digital wallets and not on an exchange, Kim Grauer, a senior economist at the company, said in an interview. By comparison, 448 people own 20 percent of all Bitcoin, she said. Chainalysis also looked at the effect Ether ...
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KB Home unveils new home wellness features in Irvine

A KB Home development in Irvine has become the Los Angeles-based homebuilder’s first project in the nation to offer a home-environment wellness package in every residence. Genoa, KB’s newest development in the luxury Orchard Hills subdivision, recently opened for sales, offering 110 two-story solar homes. The smallest home has more than 3,500 square feet, with starting prices ranging from $1.75 million to $1.84 million. For that kind of money, you get more than just an energy-efficient smart hom...
Tags: Google, Business, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Darwin, Delos, Irvine, KB Home, Henderson Nev, Orchard Hills, Paul Scialla, Genoa KB, Delos Darwin, Forbes KB Home


Stop Thinking Of Document Management As Just ‘Record Keeping’ — There’s A Lot More To It

iManage is changing DMS -- should "DMS" change with it?
Tags: Technology, Law, DMS, Document Management System, Imanage


Illinois Realtors get new safety tool to screen potential clients

The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe) is making background check website and mobile app available as a benefit to all 17,000 of its members
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Brokerage, Showings, Illinois Realtors, MLS & Associations, Forewarn, Real Estate Agent Safety, Real Estate Danger, Mainstreet Organization of Realtors MORe



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