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Inventions including AI-assisted cat door highlighted at GeekWire Summit

The final day of the eighth annual technology conference drew more than 800 people in policy, tech, business and media to downtown Seattle’s Hyatt Regency for panels, demos and fireside chats around technology’s impact on society.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Seattle


Apple Removes App That Tracked Hong Kong Police

Apple said it was removing the HKmap.live app, which was criticized by Chinese state media, because Hong Kong authorities said protesters used it to attack police.
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, News, China, Software, Demonstrations, Apple Inc, Hong Kong Police, Politics And Government, Mobile Applications, Protests and Riots, Hong Kong Protests (2019


Apple Removes Police-Tracking App Used In Hong Kong Protests From Its App Store

The tech company said the app violated its rules because it was used to ambush police.
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, News


Thai cafes forced to track customers' wifi use, sparking free speech fears

Minister says law to retain browsing records would help monitor ‘fake news’, but critics say it will be used to stifle dissentThe Thai government has come under fire for a new regulation that forces coffee shop owners to track and store the data of customers using their wifi, a move critics say will be used to stifle political dissent and free speech.Thailand’s digital economy and society ministry has demanded that cafe owners retain a log file of their customers’ browsing data for at least 90 d...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Data Protection


Creators of modern rechargeable batteries share Nobel prize

If you had to slip a couple AAs into your smartphone every morning to check your email, browse Instagram, and text your friends, chances are the mobile revolution would not have been quite so revolutionary. Fortunately the rechargeable lithium-ion battery was invented — a decades-long task for which three men have just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The prize this year honors M. Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough, and Akira Yoshino, all of whom contributed to the development of wha...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Batteries, Battery, Whittingham, John Goodenough, Nobel Prize, Lithium-ion, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham John Goodenough, Fred Gamble


Comcast Incorrectly Charged 2,000 Customers For Exceeding Data Cap

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comcast's data-usage meter gave thousands of customers inaccurate readings for two months because of a software bug, causing the broadband provider to incorrectly charge about 2,000 users for exceeding their monthly data caps. Comcast has admitted the error and told Ars it is giving refunds and additional credits of $50 each to customers who paid data overage fees that shouldn't have been assessed. Comcast engineers found that the problem ...
Tags: Tech, Comcast, Ars, Comcast Incorrectly Charged, Customers For Exceeding Data Cap


American Airlines Says It Expects to Start Flying Troubled Boeing 737 Max Again Next Year

American Airlines said on Wednesday that it expects its fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets to return to passenger service later than expected on Jan. 16, 2019, after the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation sign off on revisions intended to remedy flaws that led to the deaths of 346 people in two…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Safety, Airplanes, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max


Fighting climate change with new data

This week, leaders from cities and environmental organizations—as well as representatives from Google—are gathering at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen to raise awareness around new data sources and methodologies that play a critical role in reaching a zero-carbon future.More than 10,000 cities around the world have committed to taking action on climate change over the next decade. But without the right data, it can be hard to know where to start. Our Environmental Insights Explorer (EI...
Tags: Google, Europe, Sustainability, Manchester, Dublin, Copenhagen, Coventry, Environmental Defense Fund, Google Street View, Wolverhampton, Utrecht University, Rebecca Moore, Google in Europe, EIE, Dublin Birmingham, Owen Keegan Chief Executive Dublin City Council


2,200 viewed Germany attack before Amazon’s Twitch removed the post

More people watch livestreams on Twitch than on any other digital platform, including YouTube and Facebook, according to a report from StreamElements. But the platform has struggled to police content as it is posted.
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Germany, Nation & World


AT&T To Sell Puerto Rico Business As It Looks To Pay Down Debt

According to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T has agreed to sell its Puerto Rican and U.S. Virgin Islands businesses to Liberty Latin America for $1.95 billion in cash (Warning: source paywalled, alternative source), "allowing the telecommunications giant to shave its debt load and move closer to repurchasing shares." From the report: AT&T's operation in Puerto Rico provides cellular, landline and internet connections. It had 1.1 million wireless subscribers. As part of the deal, about 1,300 AT&T e...
Tags: Time Warner, Tech, Hulu, Puerto Rico, AT T, U S Virgin Islands, Puerto Rican, Elliott Management Corp, Wall Street Journal AT T, Liberty Latin America


California bans law enforcement from using facial recognition software for the next 3 years

California lawmakers today passed a bill placing a three-year state-wide moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies. AB 1215, The Body Camera Accountability Act, was introduced earlier this year by assemblymember Phil Tang, a Democrat. Both San Francisco and Oakland previously passed similar bills preventing the use of facial recognition by law enforcement agencies, now the ban’s gone state-wide. The bill goes into effect on 1 January, 2020, and will be re...
Tags: Startups, Politics, California, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Aclu, Oakland, Tang, Phil Tang


The Gullibility Factor: 7 Ways To Have Agency And Hold Your Own In Business And In Life

by Paul Napper, Psy.D., and Anthony Rao, Ph.D., authors of “The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms“ In an age when “branding is king,” we’ve ­become easily influenced by emotionally appealing, strongly worded messaging. Many of us readily adopt the views of people we see as attractive, strong, decisive, and confident. These charismatic people are adept at reading other people’s needs and wants, and they know exac...
Tags: Google, Startups, Self Awareness, Caribbean, Personal Development, Personal Growth, Mike, Harvard Medical School, Mike He, Professionalisms, Self Development, Power of Agency, Anthony Rao, Paul Napper, Paul Napper Psy, Truth People


12 Pack AmazonBasics Premium MFi Certified 6′ Lightning Chargers With Lifetime Warranty For $52.32 From Amazon!

12 Pack AmazonBasics Premium MFi Certified 6′ Lightning Chargers With Lifetime Warranty For $52.32 From Amazon! These sell for $12.13 each cable, that would be $145.56 for 12 cables! These have great 4.4 star ratings from 500+ reviews! Apple MFi certified charging and syncing cable for your Apple devices Apple MFi certification ensures complete charge […]
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Google's Keeping Knative Development Under Its Thumb 'For the Foreseeable Future'

In addition to Knative, which is for deploying serverless workloads, Google evidently plans to keep the Kubernetes service mesh, Istio, in-house.
Tags: Google, Linux, Knative


Opera's Desktop Browser Gets Built-In Tracking Protection

Yesterday, Opera announced the launch of version 68 of its flagship desktop browser, bringing a tracker blocker that will make it harder for advertisers and others to track you while you browse the web. The company says it also has the additional benefit of speeding up page loads by up to 23%. TechCrunch reports: The new tracking protection feature is off by default (as is the existing ad blocker). The tracking feature uses the EasyPrivacy Tracking Protection List, which has been around for quit...
Tags: Google, Tech


Waymo to customers: “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way”

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle business under Alphabet, sent an email to customers of its ride-hailing app that their next trip might not have a human safety driver behind the wheel, according to a copy of the email that was posted on Reddit. The email entitled “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way” was sent to customers that use its ride-hailing app in the suburbs of Phoenix. It isn’t clear if the email was sent to members of its early rider program or its broader Waymo One serv...
Tags: Google, TC, Technology, California, Tech, X, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Transport, Reddit, Chrysler, Self-driving Cars, Alphabet, Emerging-technologies, Autonomous Car


Blizzard In Hot Water With Lawmakers For Hearthstone Player's Ban

jimminy_cricket writes: Due to the ban placed on a Hearthstone player for supporting Hong Kong protestors, Blizzard is now receiving criticism from U.S. senators. "Blizzard shows it is willing to humiliate itself to please the Chinese Communist Party," Sen. Ron Wyden said, according to The Verge. "No American company should censor calls for freedom to make a quick buck." "Recognize what's happening here. People who don't live in China must either self censor or face dismissal & suspensions," Sen...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Tech, Chinese communist party, Sen Marco Rubio R FL, Hearthstone, Sen Ron Wyden, U S senators Blizzard


BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker Buys on Malibu’s Broad Beach

Unaltered original midcentury houses along Malibu’s Broad Beach — the maniacally expensive strip of sand famous for its high-profile, highly-compensated residents — are rarer than a red-crowned crane. Over the years, soaring beach values have prompted most original homeowners to cash out, leaving their modest retreats to be either demolished and replaced with hulking new […]
Tags: Tech, Compass, Moguls, Malibu, Broad Beach, Therese Tucker


The Google Pixel Watch could finally get released next week, report says

Fresh rumors indicate that the long-rumored Google Pixel Watch device could finally be released at Google's 2019 hardware event set for Tuesday October 15.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Pixel Watch, Google Pixel 2019 event


Critical Remote Code Execution Flaw Fixed In Popular Terminal App For MacOS

itwbennett shares a report from CSO: iTerm2 users: It's time to upgrade. A security audit sponsored by the Mozilla Open Source Support Program uncovered a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the popular open-source terminal app for macOS. ITerm2 is an open-source alternative to the built-in macOS Terminal app, which allows users to interact with the command-line shell. Terminal apps are commonly used by system administrators, developers and IT staff in general, including securi...
Tags: Tech, Moss, Mozilla Open Source Support Program


Google offers tool for cities to measure emissions

Data from Google Maps could help cities plan to lower emissions.
Tags: Google, Business, Google Maps


Germany shooting suspect livestreamed attempted attack on synagogue

About 35 minutes was broadcast live on Twitch in latest instance of extremists using shootings to promote propagandaThe suspected gunman in the Yom Kippur synagogue attack in Halle, Germany, broadcast his rampage on the livestreaming platform Twitch, in the latest instance of rightwing extremists using mass shootings to create and promote real-time propaganda.About 35 minutes of video was broadcast live on Twitch, an Amazon-owned platform that is primarily used by video game players, the company...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Technology, Germany, World news, Gun crime, Twitch, Halle Germany


Germany shooting: suspected gunman livestreamed synagogue attack

About 35 minutes was broadcast live on Twitch in latest instance of extremists using shootings to promote propagandaThe suspected gunman in the Yom Kippur synagogue attack in Halle, Germany, broadcast his rampage on the livestreaming platform Twitch, in the latest instance of rightwing extremists using mass shootings to create and promote real-time propaganda.About 35 minutes of video was broadcast live on Twitch, an Amazon-owned platform that is primarily used by video game players, the company...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Technology, Germany, World news, Gun crime, Twitch, Halle Germany


Google: Follow Our Structured Data Requirements to Ensure Rich Result Eligibility via @MattGSouthern

Google recommends following the official structured data requirements to ensure content is eligible to be displayed as a rich result.The post Google: Follow Our Structured Data Requirements to Ensure Rich Result Eligibility via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo


Report: Apple could launch an iPhone-powered AR headset next year

Just about everyone in the tech industry has taken a crack at VR or AR wearables except for Apple. The company has been content building out AR features for its iPhones, but not actually delivering a headset or other wearable to enhance the experience. That may change next year, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac). Kuo expects Apple to team up with third parties to create the first batch of AR headsets. This comes as something of a surprise, considering Apple isn’t kno...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Insider, Ming Chi Kuo, 9to5Mac Kuo


'Countries will only want control': Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warns governments will stifle crypto grow through heavy regulation

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is concerned how global governments will regulate cryptocurrencies going forward.  While speaking at the Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki on Wednesday, Wozniak said he's "very much afraid" countries will "only want control" as cryptocurrencies spread, according to Bloomberg.  The comments come as advocates are battling to legitimize cryptocurrencies and government are trying to determine how to regulate them.  Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Trends, Bloomberg, Helsinki, Trump, Wozniak, Steve Wozniak, Jerome Powell, Nordic Business Forum, EQUI Global, Libra Federal Reserve Chair


'Countries will only want control': Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warns governments will stifle crypto growth through heavy regulation

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is concerned how global governments will regulate cryptocurrencies going forward.  While speaking at the Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki on Wednesday, Wozniak said he's "very much afraid" countries will "only want control" as cryptocurrencies spread, according to Bloomberg.  The comments come as advocates are battling to legitimize cryptocurrencies and government are trying to determine how to regulate them.  Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Caribbean, Helsinki, Trump, Wozniak, Steve Wozniak, Jerome Powell, Nordic Business Forum, EQUI Global, Libra Federal Reserve Chair


Tor Project Removes 13.5% of Current Servers For Running EOL Versions

An anonymous reader writes: The Tor Project has removed from its network this week more than 800 servers that were running outdated and end-of-life (EOL) versions of the Tor software. The removed servers represent roughly 13.5% of the 6,000+ servers that currently comprise the Tor network and help anonymize traffic for users across the world. Roughly 750 of the removed servers represent Tor middle relays, and 62 are exit relays -- where users exit the Tor network onto the world wide web after ha...
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How to Stay Safe with Internet when working from Home

No matter how much we use the internet, and the integral role it plays in our daily lives, it can definitely still be a scary place at times, especially if you aren’t vigilant about keeping yourself safe. While most of us use our home broadband for standard things like binge-watching our favourite shows or endlessly browsing social media, we can still leave ourselves open to becoming the victims of malware, hacking, or in the worst case, identity theft. With figures showing every single day ther...
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Amazon takes 50% off the price of the Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones

Get the best features from Apple and Beats by Dr. Dre with the Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones for just $150 instead of $300 on Amazon.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Dre



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