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Watching ‘The RVers’ TV Show as an RVer: No Cable? No Satellite? – No Problem!

In case you haven’t heard – we are co-hosts of the upcoming TV series ‘The RVers‘, premiering on Discovery Channel on November 17th at 8AM eastern. We are going to be on TV! But… we’ve been full time travelers for over 13 years now, and “cord cutters” even before then. Just what IS this TV thing?! […]
Tags: Travel, Technology, Mobile Technology, In The Media


Bolivia's Morales a dictator? Apple's Siri says so (in Spanish)

With political tension mounting in Bolivia over contested elections, Apple Inc's Siri appeared on Wednesday to briefly take the side of anti-government protesters often terming long-standing President Evo Morales a "dictator."
Tags: Apple, Siri, oddlyEnoughNews, Bolivia, Apple Inc, Evo Morales, Morales


This Website Has Solved Cybersecurity

A new parody website generates random excuses to explain why companies got hacked and apologizes to their users. From a report: Big companies that hold our personal data get hacked almost every day, but most don't really know how to deal with getting hacked, especially when it comes to telling users what happened. If you've read some data breach disclosures or notices, you know the classic "we take your privacy and security seriously" -- truly the "thoughts and prayers" of cybersecurity. No matt...
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Walmart, Tesla settle lawsuit over fiery solar panels

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire. Lawyers for both sides filed documents in New York Supreme Court discontinuing the legal action. The companies say in a joint statement that both sides have resolved issues raised […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Tesla, Walmart, Ap, New York Supreme Court, Walmart Tesla


How to set a timer on your iPhone camera, and take a picture after a brief countdown

It's easy to set a timer on your iPhone camera and position the device to take a picture after a brief countdown.  You can set the timer for either three seconds or 10 seconds, after which your iPhone camera will take a series of 10 burst photos that you can choose to keep or delete.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We've all been there — there's nobody around to take a picture of your group of friends at a special location or event.  Fortunately, Apple has developed a sol...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Fortunately Apple


Does the Pixel 4 Have a Bending Issue?

So far, aside from concerns about its face unlock working even when someone’s eyes are closed, the Pixel 4's launch has been smoother than Google’s previous phones. However, in a recent video, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything may have uncovered a potential issue with the latest Pixel. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Durability, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Bendgate Back Again


James Dean to be 'resurrected' for new Vietnam war drama

Rights have been acquired to digitally reanimate the actor, who died in 1955, so he can star in his fourth movieHollywood icon James Dean is due for a cinematic resurrection after it was announced the actor has been “cast” in a Vietnam war drama about military dogs.According to the Hollywood Reporter, directors Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh have acquired the rights to use the image of the actor – who died in 1955 – from his family in an adaptation of Gareth Crocker’s novel, Finding Jack. The novel...
Tags: Hollywood, Technology, Film, US, World news, US news, Culture, Computing, Vietnam, War films, Jack, James Dean, Gareth Crocker, Anton Ernst, Tati Golykh


Facebook Reveals New Data Leak Incident Affecting Groups' Members

Facebook today revealed yet another security incident admitting that roughly 100 app developers may have improperly accessed its users' data in certain Facebook groups, including their names and profile pictures. In a blog post published Tuesday, Facebook said the app developers that unauthorizedly access this information were primarily social media management and video streaming apps that let [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Privacy Breach, Swati Khandelwal, Data Leaked, Facebook Data Breach


Elon Musk will reveal Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ all-electric pickup on Nov. 21

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company will unveil its all-electric “cyber truck” Nov. 21 in Los Angeles near the serial entrepreneur’s other company SpaceX. The date just so happens to coincide with the LA Auto Show. However, this is a Tesla event and not associated with the auto show in downtown Los Angeles. Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 6, 2019 Instead, it appears Musk is tying the reveal to the same ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Transport, Hyperloop, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Roadster, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


Apple Unveils Chilling Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’ (Watch)

Apple has released the creepy trailer for its M. Night Shyamalan series “Servant.” The half-hour thriller series, exec produced and directed by the “Sixth Sense” and “Split” helmer, premieres on Nov. 28 on Apple TV Plus and centers around a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and […]
Tags: Apple, News, Philadelphia, M. Night Shyamalan, Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose, Apple TV Plus


Digital banking platform HMBradley snags $3.5 mln seed

HMBradley, a new digital banking platform, has raised $3.5 million in seed financing. Accomplice Ventures and Walkabout Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Mucker Capital, Index Ventures and HVF Labs. PRESS RELEASE Santa Monica, Calif.– November 06, 2019– A team of banking, finance and technology veterans today announced a new digital banking platform, HMBradley, to reward people for positive financial behaviors. Backed by PayPal founder Max Levchin and o...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Paypal, United States, Goldman Sachs, Max Levchin, Marcus, GE Capital, FDIC, Santa Monica Calif, VC Deals, Celtic Bank, Accomplice Ventures, Bruhnke, Moody Analytics, Walkabout Ventures


Oh, So That’s What M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant Is Really About

So we knew that the creepy baby in M. Night Shyamalan’s new Apple TV+ show was gonna be, well, creepy. Somehow—somehow—we were not adequately prepared for just how goddamn creepy it is.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Kids, Babies, Streaming, Rupert Grint, Dolls, Shyamalan, M Night Shyamalan, Servant, Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free, Apple Streaming, Creepy Babies


This Is How the US Military's Massive Facial Recognition System Works

Over the last 15 years, the United States military has developed a new addition to its arsenal. The weapon is deployed around the world, largely invisible, and grows more powerful by the day. From a report: That weapon is a vast database, packed with millions of images of faces, irises, fingerprints, and DNA data -- a biometric dragnet of anyone who has come in contact with the U.S. military abroad. The 7.4 million identities in the database range from suspected terrorists in active military zon...
Tags: US, Tech, Fbi, United States, Massive Facial Recognition System Works, Glenn Krizay, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency, Krizay, ABIS


The company behind Pokémon Go has a new plan to help businesses attract new customers, as it explores more responsible ways to make money than traditional advertising

Niantic, the creator of Pokémon Go, is allowing small businesses to sponsor locations in the game for the first time ever. Pokémon Go has had advertising deals with giants like McDonald's and Starbucks practically since the game launched in 2016, but this is the first time that smaller companies will be able to buy these ads on their own. They can sponsor Pokéstops and Pokémon gyms, which Niantic says can attract big foot traffic — especially since they can also opt to host so-called raid batt...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Japan, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Connecticut, Harry Potter, Starbucks, Louisiana, McDonald, Li, Niantic, John Hanke, Pokemon Go, Sensor Tower


Problems Opening Files from iCloud in iOS 13.2

Many users are having problems opening files and accessing data stored on iCloud.
Tags: Ios, Tech, Blogging


‘Servant’ Trailer: M. Night Shyamalan’s Creepy New Apple Series Warns Against Hiring Outside Help

Apple TV+ got off to a bumpy start when it launched with some less-than-thrilling new shows. But you shouldn’t give up on the service yet, because there’s something dark and scary on the horizon: Servant, a new series from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan. The show concerns a Philadelphia couple who hire a nanny to watch over their…unusual baby. Things get creepy almost immediately. Watch the Servant trailer below. Servant Trailer It’s very hard to talk about Servant because so muc...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Horror, Apple TV, Philadelphia, Rupert Grint, Jericho, Shyamalan, Servant, TV Trailer, Tony Basgallop, Toby Kebbell, M. Night Shayamalan, Lauren Ambrose, Appletv


Why Technology Matters For Your Business: A Guide

Most people living in the modern era are strongly aware that new technologies, like those developed by Apple, Amazon and Google, are helping to reshape the whole of human life. Without these technologies, we’d find it hard to imagine how we’d shop, travel, work and play. But in business, this ... Click to continue reading
Tags: Google, Technology, Leadership, Learning, Training, Communication, Guest Posts, Growth, Apple Amazon


'Alarming' Loss of Insects and Spiders Recorded

Insects and spiders are declining in forests and grasslands across Germany, according to new research. From a report: Scientists have described the findings as "alarming," saying the losses are driven by intensive agriculture. They are calling for a "paradigm shift" in land-use policy to preserve habitat for the likes of butterflies, bugs and flying insects. Recent studies have reported widespread declines in insect populations around the world. The latest analysis, published in the journal, Nat...
Tags: Germany, Tech, BBC News, Technical University of Munich, Freising Germany, Sebastian Seibold


Niantic will open Pokémon GO Pokéstop submissions to players worldwide next week

  Pokémon GO and games like it can’t exist without waypoints — the in-game locations that correlate to real world points of interest, acting as the Pokéstops, gyms, etc. The more waypoints they have around the world, the better the game becomes. But building up these databases of waypoints is tough. A company can’t do it alone; that just doesn’t scale. Even if they open it up to user submissions, verifying new locations (so as to avoid a bunch of false/bad locations being thrown into the mix) is...
Tags: TC, Asia, Tech, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Niantic, Central and South America, John Hanke, Pokemon Go, Wizards Unite, Pokestops, Ingress Niantic, Pokémon GO Pokéstop


Stealth fintech startup Digits raises $10.5 million Series A from Benchmark and others

Stealth fintech startup Digits, from the same team that built Crashlytics to scale then sold to Twitter for over $100 million, has raised a $10.5 million round of Series A funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Benchmark and has the backing of 72 angels, including founders and CEOs from companies like Box, GitHub, Tinder, Twitch, StitchFix, SoFi, and several others. With the round, Digits also gains a new board member, Peter Fenton, who has served on the boards at AirT...
Tags: Google, Ali Rowghani, Twitter, Dick Costolo, Tech, Crashlytics, Anthony Noto, Pixar, SoFi, Adam Bain, Aaron Levie, Justin Kan, Chang, Seibert, LegalZoom, Brian Lee


Immigrants from China and India can accelerate the green card process

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Minimum investment for EB-5 investor green card expected to more than doubl...
Tags: TC, Column, California, China, India, America, Tech, Silicon Valley, Lawyer, Cato Institute, Alcorn, Sophie Alcorn


If you have the original Google Pixel, it's officially time to upgrade (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's original Pixel phones from 2016 will get one final software update next month. That means current Pixel owners should start thinking about upgrading their phone, considering the first-generation Pixel will soon stop getting security updates and new software features. It doesn't come as much of a surprise — Google's support page indicates that the 2016 Pixel was only intended to be supported until October 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you own an original...
Tags: Google, Trends, Louisiana, Pixel, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 3a


Restaurants using the Odermark order management service now get special deals from Uber Eats

In a new deal tying Uber Eats closer to the Los Angeles-based delivery management service, Ordermark, the companies are offering special discounts to restaurants that use the service. Uber Eats is giving all Ordermark restaurants a preferred fee rate, waiving the upfront set-up fee, and fully eliminating the need for the Uber eats tablet in the restaurant, the companies said. It’s a perk that should expand the footprint of Ordermark’s tablet delivery service, the company said. “Our top priority ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Los Angeles, Tech, Ordermark, Alex Canter CEO of Ordermark


Wardrobe picks up $1.5 million for a new fashion rental marketplace

Wardrobe, a new peer-to-peer fashion rental marketplace, has today announced the close of a $1.5 million seed round and its public launch out of beta. The funding was led by angel investor Cyan Banister and Ludlow Ventures, with participation from GroundUp Ventures, Airbnb cofounder Nate Blecharczyk and HQ Trivia founder Rus Yusupov, among others. Wardrobe was founded by Adarsh Alphons after he had an epiphany about just how many items of clothes in his own house went mostly unused. In fact, ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Manhattan, WSJ, Ludlow Ventures, Cyan Banister, Adarsh Alphons, Alphons, Rus Yusupov, Nate Blecharczyk, GroundUp Ventures Airbnb, Wardrobe HQ


How to Stop Staring at Your Phone All Day

What’s the longest amount of time you’ve gone recently without looking at a screen? I’d wager, for most people, the answer is just a few minutes or even seconds.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Screen, Lifehacks, Tech Support, Screen Time, Quick Fix, Ios 13


Niantic will soon let small businesses pay to have a Pokémon GO Pokéstop

  Sponsored locations aren’t new to Niantic games. Companies like Sprint, McDonalds, and AT&T have had sponsored locations in games like Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite for a long while now. The idea: by turning your business into a big in-game beacon and giving players some reason to stop by, you increase foot traffic. So far, though, the sponsorship system has really only been open to these mega chains. Starbucks got to turn all of its stores into sponsored Pokéstops at the height o...
Tags: TC, US, Tech, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Starbucks, Niantic, Pokemon Go, Pokestops, Pokestop, Sprint McDonalds


Google Nest Wifi Is All the Router Most People Need

At last month’s big hardware extravaganza, Google finally showed off an update to its three-year-old mesh wifi system that now lives under the company’s Nest smart home brand. Despite a lack of support for the new WiFi 6 standard, Google Nest Wifi includes other hardware and performance upgrades, including access…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Gadgets, Science, Networking, Tech, Mesh Networking, Smarthome, Consumer Tech, Wi Fi, Wifi Routers, Nest Wifi, Google Nest Wifi


Amazon is planning a $40M robotics hub near Boston

Amazon announced a plan today to build a $40 million, 350,000 square foot robotics innovation hub in Westborough, MA. The new facility will bring 200 technology and advanced manufacturing jobs when it opens in 2021. The new facilities will include corporate offices, research and development labs and a robotics manufacturing space. The company said that this new facility will be in addition to its existing Amazon Robotics site in North Reading, MA. Tye Brady, chief technologist at Amazon Robot...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Boston, Massachusetts, Tech, Robots, Robotics, Brady, Bay State, Westborough, Kiva Systems, Amazon Robotics, North Reading MA Tye Brady, Boston Amazon


Leaked Documents Show Facebook Leveraged User Data To Fight Rivals and Help Friends

A cache of leaked Facebook documents shows how the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, oversaw plans to consolidate the social network's power and control competitors by treating its users' data as a bargaining chip. NBC News reports: This trove comprises approximately 7,000 pages in total, of which about 4,000 are internal Facebook communications such as emails, web chats, notes, presentations and spreadsheets, primarily from 2011 to 2015. About 1,200 pages are marked as "highly confidential." Take...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Nbc News, Tech, Silicon Valley, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, House Judiciary Committee, Letitia James


Monthly gleanings for October 2019

Parting formulasI received a question about the origin of French adieu and its close analogs in the other Romance languages. This question is easy to answer. The word goes back to the phrase à Dieu “to God,” which is the beginning of the longer locution à Dieu commande, that is, “I commend (you) to God” or, if we remain with French, “je recommande à Dieu.” The European parting formulas are of rather few types. They may be like Engl. fare well (as in Byron’s 1816 poem: “Fare thee well, and if for...
Tags: Google, Books, London, France, Germany, Colombia, Byron, Pepys, Samuel Pepys, Kelso, CC BY SA, Gott, ENGL, Pixabay, James Locke, Henry Cecil Wyld



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