Xiaomi launches Mi Matte Hard Case for the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India for Rs. 499

After launching the Mi Protective Glass for the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone few weeks back, Xiaomi has launched Mi Matte Hard Case for the phone. As the name says, this offers matte finish on the back and the sides offering a battery grip and promises all round protection for the phone since it is made of shock absorbent material. Even the volume keys on the sides are protection so that it can protect the phone from scratches. Inner side of the phone is made of soft material. Similar to pro...
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Wikipedia's Year-End List Shows What the Internet Needed to Know in 2019

More than 260 billion people Wiki’d something or other in 2019, and the overwhelming majority of them apparently shared a similar question: What the hell did I just watch?Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Wikipedia, 2019, Page Views, 2019 Year In Review

2019's Best Topics for Designers to Debate at a Bar

Sometimes I wish Core77 was a bar populated by the readers and the staff. We could all throw back some drinks, shoot dice in the back, bounce trolls and get into some loose-tongued design debates. Here are some of the things we'd get into, besides beer:What are some things you'd like to see Jonathan Ive design, post-Apple? Here's my five picks.Should computers be designed as pieces of furniture? What are your solutions for dealing with Designer's Guilt?What roles should design & technology play...
Tags: Google, Design, Jonathan Ive, Object Culture

How Families and Senior Travelers Can Use this Website

Updated: 12/27/19 | December 27th, 2019 I’m 38, single, and I travel solo. These are things that probably won’t change anytime soon (though my mother keeps asking me when that second one will). As such, most of the travel tips on this website tend to be focused on what I, a single traveler, learn about traveling better, cheaper, and longer. But that doesn’t mean my advice is only for solo travelers. My belief is that budget travel tips are universal because when we all touch down in, say, Lond...
Tags: Travel, Google, London, China, Singapore, New York City, Paris, Ryanair, House Sitter, Dublin, Chinatown, Family Travel, Travel Advice, Priceline, Momondo, Hostelworld

End of the Decade: Netflix, Disney and tax credits dominated the entertainment world

By the middle of the decade, California finally found a tax credit formula that counteracted the film and TV production incentives which Georgia, Louisiana and other states — not to mention Great Britain and most of Canada — had been using to lure shows away from the entertainment capital for a decade. While the state’s $330 million per year, 2.0 tax credit program hasn’t shut down the rival jurisdictions, it’s certainly what was needed to replace the less-effective, $100 million annual 1.0 sche...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, News, California, Disney, Sacramento, Sport, Fox, Netflix, Canada, Soccer, Streaming, Lausd, Hulu, Teamsters

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Christmas Update, EAT E-Commerce, Local Updates, John Mueller & Matt Cutts

Happy Holidays and New Years - this week we covered a possible Google update that happened on Christmas - but I am not sure if it is real. The Google Analytics bug from December 16th won't be fixed for another few weeks. Google said e-commerce sites do not have to worry as much about E-A-T...
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Analytics, Happy Holidays, Search Buzz Video Round Recap, John Mueller, Matt Cutts

Trump Could Mandate Free Access To Federally Funded Research Papers

The White House is rumored to be working on an executive order that would require all scientific papers that are based on federally funded research to be made available online free of charge as soon as they are published. That would supersede a 2013 rule issued by the Obama White House that required federally funded papers to become freely available one year after publication. Ars Technica reports: The White House hasn't actually announced the new policy yet, but the rumors were enough to get th...
Tags: White House, Tech, Ars Technica, Trump, Obama White House

New Law Finally Bans Bullshit Cable TV Fees

After a longstanding campaign by Consumer Reports, The Television Viewer Protection Act of 2019 passed the House and the Senate last week buried inside a giant appropriations bill that now awaits President Trump's signature. Techdirt reports: The bill bans ISPs from charging you extra to rent hardware you already own (something ISPs like Frontier have been doing without penalty for a few years). It also forces cable TV providers to send an itemized list of any fees and other surcharges to new cu...
Tags: Fcc, Washington, Senate, Tech, House, Frontier, Trump, Public Knowledge, Jenna Leventoff

Electric cars could benefit your health more than the planet

About half of the world’s electric vehicles are sold in China. It’s the largest market in the world for EVs, buoyed by government subsidies. The main goals for these incentives have been to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. Now a new study in Nature Sustainability shows that by reducing air pollution, a growing fleet of EVs in the nation could also save thousands of lives. If just over a quarter of privately owned cars and a slightly larger share of commercial vehicles were el...
Tags: Startups, China, Tech, World, Syndication

'I Asked My Students To Turn In Their Cellphones and Write About Living Without Them'

Rog Srigley, writer who teaches at Humber College and Laurentian University, offered his students extra credit if they would give him their phones for nine days and write about living without them. "What they wrote was remarkable, and remarkably consistent," he writes. "These university students, given the chance to say what they felt, didn't gracefully submit to the tech industry and its devices." An anonymous Slashdot reader shares what some of them said: "Believe it or not, I had to walk up t...
Tags: Tech, James, Peter, Stewart, Emily, Janet, Laurentian University, Humber College, William Emily

Amazon, Ring Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Security Camera Hacks

Alabama resident John Orange has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Amazon and Ring of failing to do enough to secure their security systems against hacks, including Orange's. Engadget reports: He alleged that a stranger compromised his Ring outdoor camera and spooked his kids as a "direct and proximate" result of the company's inability to protect its devices "against cyber-attack." He pointed to other incidents to support the argument for a class action, including a highly publicized event ...
Tags: Amazon, Mississippi, California, Alabama, Tech, Orange, Engadget, John Orange

Revenue train kept rolling all year long for Salesforce

Salesforce turned 20 this year, and the most successful pure enterprise SaaS company ever showed no signs of slowing down. Consider that the company finished the year on an $18 billion run rate, rushing toward its 2022 revenue goal of $20 billion. Oh, and it also spent a tidy $15.7 billion to buy Tableau this year in the most high-profile and expensive acquisition it’s ever made. Co-founder, chairman and CEO Marc Benioff published a book called Trailblazer about running a socially responsi...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Marketing, San Francisco, Tech, Customer Service, Sydney, Dublin, Salesforce, Year In Review, CRM, Marc Benioff, Keith Block, Benioff, Bret Taylor

Apple News No Longer Supports RSS

Mac developer Michael Tsai reports that Apple News no longer supports RSS. The news comes from user David A. Desrosiers, who writes: Apple News on iOS and macOS no longer supports adding RSS or ATOM feeds from anywhere. Full-stop, period. It will immediately fetch, then reject those feeds and fail to display them, silently without any message or error. I can see in my own server's log that they make the request using the correct app on iOS and macOS, but then ignore the feed completely; a valida...
Tags: Mac, Tech, Atom, Apple News, Michael Tsai, Django, Simon Willison, David A Desrosiers

How to sign out of your Google account on your desktop or mobile device

You can easily sign out of your Google account via a web browser on a computer or iPhone. However, if you're using an Android, you can only sign out of your Google account through the Settings app. Your Google account stores a large amount of personal information about you, so It's important that you actively sign out of your Google account to protect your data from unwanted eyes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If your computer stays at home or in a secure office and no...
Tags: Apple, Google, Youtube, Trends, Google Docs, Google Doc, Google Home, Best Buy Samsung, Google Authenticator

How to turn off notifications in Windows 10 for individual programs, or every program at once

To turn off notifications on a Windows 10 computer, you'll need to open your system's "Notifications and actions settings" menu. You can turn off all notifications at once, or choose to mute notifications only for specific programs. To reach the menu where you can turn off all of your notifications, you just have to use Windows' Start menu. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've been using Windows 10 for long enough, you're probably used to being swarmed by notification...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Best Buy Lenovo

Spotify: Your Political Ads Are No Good Here

Streaming giant Spotify will ban all political advertising in early 2020, on Friday, saying in a statement to the site that it does “not yet have the necessary level of robustness in our process, systems and tools to responsibly validate and review this content.”
Tags: Spotify, Music, Politics, Science, Technology, Podcasts, Streaming, Political Ads, 2020 Election

Microsoft's Andrew Shuman on the Cortana App's Death, Natural Language, and Alexa

An anonymous reader writes: Last month, news broke that Microsoft was killing off Cortana for Android and iOS and was removing Cortana from its Launcher app for Android. On January 31, 2020, Microsoft will end support for the Cortana app in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Spain, and the U.K. Microsoft refocusing Cortana for the enterprise, and specifically for Windows and Office, is not new. Nonetheless, killing off the Cortana app was a bold move. VentureBeat sat down with And...
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Homepages then and now. Here's how websites have evolved from 2010 to 2019. (AMZN, VZ, AAPL, T, EBAY, DIS, FB, MSFT, NFLX, PINS, TWTR, WMT, IBM)

Website design trends have changed dramatically over the past 10 years, especially when it comes to homepages. When more people were browsing the internet on desktops than mobile phones, designers often tried to cram as much information on a page as possible. A look back at the homepages of popular websites shows how text-heavy layouts have given way to vivid images and minimalist design. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The internet doesn't look like it did a decade ago...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, Microsoft, Yahoo, Youtube, Ebay, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Cnn, Netflix, Aol, New York Times, Reddit

Stocks Are on the Verge of the Best Year Since 1997

Three Federal Reserve rate cuts and a rally in huge tech stocks like Apple have helped lift the S&P 500 by 29 percent so far in 2019.
Tags: Apple, News, Interest Rates, Stocks and Bonds, United States Economy, International Trade and World Market, Three Federal Reserve

Former head of UK's media regulator becomes dame

Sharon White is recognised on the honours list for her public service at the telecoms regulator Ofcom.
Tags: UK, Tech, Sharon White

Will Apple’s 2020 iPad Pros sport a rear triple camera?

It’s the end of the year but the rumor mill is cranking, this time with renders of a supposed upcoming 2020 iPad Pro with an augmented camera array — featuring triple rear cameras — that appear identical to the iPhone 11 Pro.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Computing, Tablets, Ipad Pro

Forget Facebook & Apple, these are the biggest moving NASDAQ stocks

The NASDAQ is a tech heavy exchange, but these high-flying stocks are not all tech and are making big returns
Tags: Apple, Finance, Article, Nasdaq, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/markets/us-markets, Fox-business/tech, Fox Business Staff, Befdaae4-a315-505c-a44d-3ece936ce9ae

Gillmor Gang: Old Friends

The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday, December 22, 2019. Most likely the last show of 2019, an analysis of 2020 in streaming media, the primaries and the influence of old and new tech. Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @fradice, @mickeleh, @denispombriant, @kteare, @stevegillmor, @gillmorgang Liner Notes Live chat stream The Gillmor Gang on Facebook
Tags: TC, Video, Tech, Gillmor Gang, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Gillmor, Tina Chase Gillmor, Denis Pombriant, Michael Markman

Shopify CEO Says Long Hours Aren't Necessary For Success

Tobi Lutke, the founder and CEO of $48 billion e-commerce cloud-software company Shopify, took to Twitter to remind us all that we don't need to work 80 hours a week to be successful. Business Insider reports: "I realize everyone's twitter feed looks different. But I'll go ahead and subtweet two conversations that I see going by right now: a) How the heck did Shopify get so big this decade and b) You have to work 80 hours a week to be successful," he tweeted. He says he and his cofounders have g...
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Here’s how to spot legitimate AI from marketing fluff

Within the Data Science community, there’s a joke that goes like this: Q: What’s the difference between AI and Machine Learning (ML)? A: If it’s written in Python, it’s ML. If it’s written in PowerPoint, it’s AI. There are a lot of companies out there that claim to do artificial intelligence (AI). You’ll find the omnipresent initials appended to domain names or within the first few words of a pitch deck, but, frankly, a lot of it is BS. Usually, it’s a set of simple regressions and/or heuristics...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Podium

The Story of the World's Loneliest Tree

A single wild tree on a New Zealand island could soon get some neighbors -- and that's a good thing. From a report: After seven decades of cuttings, failures, plant enzymes, a little coaxing, and a Maori blessing, one of the world's rarest trees -- which lives on a tiny island 40 miles off the northern edge of New Zealand -- might lose its title. And that's a good thing. A team of scientists and Ngati Kuri, the regional Maori tribe, recently returned from the island, where they scoped out potent...
Tags: Tech, New Zealand, Manhattan, National Geographic, Central Park, Ngati Kuri, Three Kings Islands Manawatawhi

Ring sued by man who claims camera was hacked and used to harass his kids

Lawsuit, which lists seven similar hacking incidents, argues that the camera systems are ‘fatally flawed’ A man in Alabama is suing the Amazon-owned home security company Ring, claiming his internet-connected camera was hacked and used to harass his children.Ring user John Baker Orange purchased a Ring camera in July 2019 and in recent weeks allegedly experienced a chilling cybersecurity breach involving his children aged seven, nine, and 10, according to the lawsuit. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Alabama, US news, Law (US, John Baker Orange

‘The Mandalorian’ returns for Season 2 on Disney+ in Fall 2020

The last episode of the first season of Disney’s ‘The Mandalorian’ is available to stream on Disney+ today, and showrunner Jon Favreau wasted very little time confirming when we can expect season 2 of the smash hit to land: Next fall. Favreau tweeted the anticipated timeline for the sophomore series of ‘The Mandalorian’ on Friday, accompanied by an image of a statuette of a Gamorrean, a type of alien from the Star Wars universe with a distinctly hog-like appearance. The Gamorrean’s most notew...
Tags: TC, Star Wars, Fiction, Disney, Tech, Jon Favreau, Favreau, Jabba, Jabba The Hutt, Mandalorian, The Mandalorian

Apple Wireless Charging Case For AirPods For $46.33 Shipped From Amazon

Apple Wireless Charging Case For AirPods For $46.33 Shipped From Amazon This was selling for $64.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon. Air Pods charge quickly Inside the case Case can be charged either wirelessly using a Qi-compatible charging mat or with the Lightning connector Works with Air Pods (1st generation […]
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Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 20 Now Available For Download

From a report: Calculate Linux 20, a Gentoo-based operating system, is ready to be installed on your computer. Calculate Linux 20 is based on Gentoo 17.1 and comes with several desktop environment choices, such as Cinnamon, KDE, Xfce, MATE, and more. Unfortunately for some users, the operating system is now 64-bit only. Yes, with version 20, the developers have chosen to kill the 32-bit variants. While some people will be upset, it is definitely the correct choice -- 32-bit only processors are v...
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