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To Replace Gas Taxes, Oregon and Utah Ask EVs To Pay For Road Use

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: [T]he U.S. has traditionally paid for the upkeep of its roads via direct taxation of gasoline and diesel fuel, which means that as our fleet becomes more fuel-efficient, that revenue will drop in relation to the total number of vehicle miles traveled each year. As a result, some states are starting to grapple with the problem of how to get drivers to pay for the roads they use in cars that use less or even no gas per mile. At the start of th...
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Why Some Rope Knots Hold Better Than Others

Iwastheone shares a report from SciTechDaily: MIT mathematicians and engineers have developed a mathematical model that predicts how stable a knot is, based on several key properties, including the number of crossings involved and the direction in which the rope segments twist as the knot is pulled tight. "These subtle differences between knots critically determine whether a knot is strong or not," says Jorn Dunkel, associate professor of mathematics at MIT. "With this model, you should be able ...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Jörn Dunkel, Mathias Kolle, Rockwell International Career Development


This startup is raising $7 million for a technology that can authenticate people based on their typing style

TypingDNA, a four-year-old startup that was founded in Bucharest, Romania and more recently moved its headquarters to Brooklyn, New York, looks to be raising $7 million in funding for something interesting: AI-driven technology that it says can recognize people based on the way they type, both on their laptops and mobile devices. A new SEC filing that says the company — which graduated from Techstars NYC in late 2018 and early last year closed on €1.3 million in seed funding — has so far raised ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Amsterdam, SEC, Brooklyn New York, BUCHAREST Romania, Techstars NYC, GapMinder Venture Partners


This startup just raised $7 million, led by Google, to authenticate people based on their typing style

TypingDNA, a four-year-old, 18-person startup that was founded in Bucharest, Romania and more recently moved its headquarters to Brooklyn, New York, has closed on $7 million in Series A funding for something interesting: AI-driven technology that it says can recognize people based on the way they type, both on their laptops and mobile devices. We yesterday discovered an SEC filing that showed the company — which graduated from Techstars NYC in late 2018 and early last year closed on €1.3 million...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Amsterdam, SEC, Techstars Ventures, Brooklyn New York, BUCHAREST Romania, Popa, Techstars NYC, Raul Popa, GapMinder Venture Partners


Search Buzz Video Recap: Google New Years Update, Video Text To Speech Spam, Google's Company Culture Failing?

Happy new years everyone, but there may have been a Google search algorithm update on New Years, I doubt it...
Tags: Google, Seo, Search Buzz Video Round Recap


The "Rapid Recap" System for Condensing Hours of Security Footage Into Seconds

Video analytics company Briefcam's solution to avoid sitting through hours of security cam footage is quite clever. Their Rapid Recap system simply condenses all footage of things that moved throughout the day, overlapping a time stamp on everyone from gardeners and deliverypeople to package thieves. This video almost looks as if it was made to be submitted to the spouse, as evidence of productivity: Also, seeing this non-security application for the technology… …makes me think I'd like to w...
Tags: Design, NFL, Tech, Nba, Briefcam


Alphabet-backed primary care startup One Medical files to go public

One Medical, a San Francisco-based primary care startup with tech-infused, concierge services filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Internal medicine doctor Tom Lee founded the startup, now valued at well-over $1 billion dollars, in 2007. Lee exited his company in 2017, leaving it in the hands of former UnitedHealth group executive Amir Rubin. The startup currently operates 72 health clinics in nine major cities throughout the U.S., with three more markets expected ...
Tags: Health, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, San Francisco, Companies, United States, Venture Capital, SEC, Executive, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Startup Company, Exit, J.p. Morgan


Jennifer Lopez’s Best and Most Outrageous Red Carpet Looks

Jennifer Lopez‘s career in entertainment spans over three decades, during which she’s left her mark as a formidable triple threat. From dancing as a Fly Girl on In Living Color to her breakthrough role in Selena to her most recent turn now as the fierce veteran dancer Ramona in Hustlers, Lopez had a wide range of roles over the years. During this time, she’s also sported a variety of memorable and at times, iconic, red carpet looks that have become cultural touchstones in their own right. ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, News, China, Uncategorized, Kodak, Getty Images, Jennifer Lopez, Chanel, Grammys, Diddy, Biba, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Valentino, Versace, Hollywood California


Tesla Tops Wall Street Estimates With 112,000 Vehicle Deliveries In Fourth Quarter

SpankiMonki shares a report from CNBC: Tesla said it delivered 92,550 Model 3 cars and 19,450 Model S and X vehicles during the fourth quarter. The company was expected to deliver 87,900 Model 3, 9,800 Model S and 9,300 Model X vehicles, according to an average of analysts surveyed by FactSet. Investors were also watching production numbers. In the second and third quarters of 2019, Tesla delivered more cars than it produced. The production versus deliveries gap widened in the fourth quarter. In...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Cnbc, Fourth Quarter, Shanghai Tesla, FactSet Investors


Tim Cook's personal security and travel expenses surged in 2019 as Trump's trade war with China threatened to gash Apple's profit (AAPL)

Apple may have spent less on lobbying than its Silicon Valley peers, but the costs of doing business amid a raging trade war with China seem to be partly reflected in the company boss's executive compensation.  Apple CEO Tim Cook's security and air travel costs surged more than double in 2019, according to the company's latest proxy statement. This may be due to Cook's many visits to Washington this year: the famously-diplomatic company CEO is said to have forged close ties with President Dona...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Cook, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Nasa, Austin, Washington Dc, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


Apple Targets Jailbreaking In Lawsuit Against iOS Virtualization Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Apple has expanded a lawsuit against an iOS virtualization company, claiming that its actions facilitate jailbreaking and violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) prohibition on circumvention of copyright-protection systems. Apple sued Corellium, a company that sells access to virtual machines that run copies of the operating system used in iPhones and iPads, in August 2019. Apple said that Corellium sells "perfect replicas" of iO...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Ars Technica, Dmca, Gorton, Corellium, DMCA Apple, Amanda Gorton


Apple CEO Tim Cook made $11.6 million in the company's last fiscal year — 200 times more than its median employee (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook's brought in $11.6 million in the company's 2019 fiscal year. Cook's compensation included $3 million in salary and more than $7.6 million in incentive-based pay. Cook made 200 times more than the median Apple employee, who earned $57,596. Apple disclosed Cook's compensation package in a proxy statement Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Apple CEO Tim Cook brought in just shy of $11.6 million in total compensation during the company's 2019 fiscal y...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Cook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Tim Cook, Aapl


EA Appears To Be Permanently Banning Linux Players On Battlefield V

Many users have taken to the Lutris Forums to report that EA is permanently banning Linux players on Battlefield V. "Good friends, finally after some time without being able to play Battlefield V for Linux, this week I was using lutris-4.21, I was having fun when my anti-cheat, FairFight, blew me out of the game, so I was banned," writes one user. "As I was not using any cheating, I think the anti-cheat considered dxvk or the table layer that used at the time as cheating..." Another user said th...
Tags: Tech, EA, Battlefield V for Linux


What to Expect from CES 2020

It’s the second most wonderful time of the year. As the rest of the world returns to work, nursing a week-long New Year’s hangover, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed tech journalists will descend upon Sin City to discover the biggest news the tech world has to offer. CES is about more than just product announcements, however. Granted, it’s MOSTLY about product announcements, but next week in Vegas will also set the tenor of the year’s largest tech trends. From mobile to automotive to robotics to ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Hardware, Events, Tech, Barcelona, Lg, Lenovo, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Sin City, Vegas, Alexa, Ivanka Trump, Amazon com Inc


Hey Google, do you really record everything I say? Yes.

Google records your queries when you use the "Hey Google," wake word with its speakers. But for voice search, it records way more, like everything         [Author: USA TODAY]
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CES 2020: Preview of tomorrow's tech on show in Las Vegas

The products set to cause the biggest stir at this year's giant tech expo in Las Vegas.
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CES 2020: How AI fitness apps now rival personal trainers

Could machine learning and voice recognition replace a personal trainer?
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Mirriad's AI slips ads into empty spaces in online videos

A UK company is to show off its next-generation product placement software at the CES tech show.
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The Anatomy of Online Bullshit in the Fog of Impending Doom

On early Friday local time, the U.S. assassinated high-ranking Iranian official Qassem Soleimani and multiple other people with a targeted airstrike at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Or they were killed on the battlefield in a totally legal, non-assassination, depending on who you believe.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Iraq, Social Media, Iran, War, Cybersecurity, Propaganda, Misinformation, Irgc, Baghdad International Airport, Qassem Soleimani, Disinformation, Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps


Pachama launches to support global reforestation through carbon markets

The world’s forests are ablaze, under threat from illegal logging and disappearing due to the less dramatic environmental degradation wrought by drought and other signs of climate change. It’s part of the negative feedback loop that seems to be accelerating climate change as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, but one startup company is trying to facilitate reforestation by supporting carbon offsets that specifically target the world’s flora. Pachama has raised $4.1 million to create...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Uber, Europe, Climate Change, Indonesia, California, Tech, Renewable Energy, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, Airline Industry


Leak: The Pixel 4a looks better than the actual Pixel 4

Serial phone leaker OnLeaks has a good record of creating fairly accurate renders of phones before they are released. If his new Pixel 4a leak turns out to be accurate, Google’s next midrange phone might end up a better-looking phone than its actual flagship devices. OnLeaks shared the images in partnership with 91mobiles last week, showing off a device that looks a lot like the lovechild of a Galaxy S10e and Pixel 4. Most notably, the phone doesn’t have the big forehead present on the Pixel 4 a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Pixel, Insider, Soli, Onleaks, Plugged


Get Motivated Going Into the New Year With These Top Small Business Stories

The first weekly roundup of 2020 starts with some motivational quotes to get you up and running for the new year. Once you are all pumped up, an article about the economy should also get you excited. The report says all 50 states have improved their GDP since the 2016 election. And if the rally of the stock market on January 2, 2020 is an indicator of things to come you can expect even better numbers. The optimism for the coming year is also being shared by business leaders. Over two thirds or ...
Tags: Google, Sales, Urban Farming, Irs, Cnbc, Malta, Don, Pinot, Small Business Trends, Small Business News, EisnerAmper LLP, Small Business Expectations Advisory, IRS Mileage Rate For 2020 The IRS


Buzzy primary care startup One Medical just filed to go public

Primary care startup One Medical on Friday filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.  The company plans to trade under the ticker "ONEM." Read the S-1 here. Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Primary-care startup One Medical just filed to go public.  On Friday, the company filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, and plans to trade under the ticker...
Tags: Google, Ipo, Medical, San Francisco, Trends, Medicare, Morgan Stanley, Carlyle Group, UnitedHealth Group, Tom Lee, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Benchmark Capital, The Carlyle Group, One Medical, Optum, When One Medical


Yakiniku Rokko BBQ Buffet Restaurant Shinsaibashi Osaka

Yakiniku Rokko BBQ Buffet Restaurant Shinsaibashi Osaka This is one of the restaurants we had while traveling in the area of Dotonburi and Shinsaibashi Osaka. Yakiniku Rokko is a BBQ buffet restaurant and they are located in Shinsaibaishi and near Dotonburi. Yakiniku Rokko BBQ Buffet Restaurant is located at 2 Chome-7-29 Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka or simply use Google Map to locate the restaurant. Places are easier to find in Google Map nowadays rather than...
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The ebook experience

We have most likely discussed a lot of this, but what improvements do you want when it comes to eBooks? Personally, I'm fine with the actual reading experience of using Marvin on an the bigger iPad Pro. I was fine with CC as an eBook library connecting to Calibre prior to this Fall's catastrophe with regards to CC (I still regularly donate to Calibre on a regular basis after using if since the beginning, just because it's so useful). I'm still waiting for the buying and discovery process to sho...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, General Discussions, Marvin, Right now Amazon, Amazon Unlimited


Send Your Phone Back to the '90s With This Free Android Game

Even if I don’t remember much of the ‘90s, I sure remember all that old ‘90s tech, especially the classic look and feel of older Windows operating systems. So when I saw Android Central’s post about the free-to-play Android game Progressbar95, I knew I had to give it a shot.Read more...
Tags: Android, Google Play, Apps, Games, Lifehacks


What Netflix’s Most-Watched Shows of Last Year Tell Us About TV in the 2020s

Another year in the streaming trenches is in the books, and Netflix is eager to start 2020 by declaring itself a winner. At the end of December, the industry leader—which weathered the launches of Disney+ and Apple TV+ in 2019 and will soon face additional competition from HBO Max and NBCUniversal’s Peacock—released a handful of top 10 lists enumerating its most popular new programming of the year. These rankings are as fascinating as they are limited by Netflix’s perennially confusing metr...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Television, Beyonce, News, Uncategorized, Michael Bay, Disney, Chicago, Netflix, Mtv, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Dave Chappelle, Martin Scorsese


Particle Accelerator Fits On the Head of a Pin

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: "We want to miniaturize accelerator technology in a way that makes it a more accessible research tool," explained project lead Jelena Vuckovic in a Stanford news release. But this wasn't designed like a traditional particle accelerator like the Large Hadron Collider or one at collaborator SLAC's National Accelerator Laboratory. Instead of engineering it from the bottom up, they fed their requirements to an "inverse design algorithm" that produ...
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Adobe CTO says AI will ‘democratize’ creative tools

Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis sees a shift happening. A shift in how people share content and who wants to use creative tools. A shift in how users expect these tools to work — especially how much time they take to learn and how quickly they get things done. I spoke with Parasnis in December to learn more about where Adobe’s products are going and how they’ll get there — even if it means rethinking how it all works today. “What could we build that makes today’s Photoshop, or today’s Premiere, o...
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Y2K20 Parking Meter Software Glitch Causes Global SNAFU

New submitter grunby shares a report from Gothamist: The NYC Department of Transportation said in a statement that parking meters are not currently accepting credit card payments and pre-paid parking cards. "The outage was caused by a configuration error in the credit-card payment software used by Parkeon, a vendor for automated parking systems around the world," the DOT wrote. "The software in the model of Parkeon meter used in New York City had established an end date of January 1, 2020 -- and...
Tags: Australia, New York City, Tech, Cities, Dot, Ny Times, NYC Department of Transportation, Parkeon



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