Iran Says It "Unintentionally" Shot Down Ukrainian Airlines Flight

Iran’s military admitted to “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet that crashed shortly after takeoff earlier this week, per a recent Associated Press report.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Iran, Airplanes, Aviation, Associated Press, Plane Crash, International Airlines

Some Aspects of Memory Get Better As We Age

An anonymous reader shares an opinion piece for The New York Times, written by neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin: Short-term memory contains the contents of your thoughts right now, including what you intend to do in the next few seconds. It's doing some mental arithmetic, thinking about what you'll say next in a conversation or walking to the hall closet with the intention of getting a pair of gloves. Short-term memory is easily disturbed or disrupted. It depends on your actively paying attentio...
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Australia: Google to pay nearly half a billion dollars in Australian tax - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Tax reforms have enabled the ATO to tighten taxation laws and crack down on multi-nationals and high wealth individuals.
Tags: Google, News, Australia, Sydney, ATO

Westernized Gatebox Replaces Cute Anime Girls With “Palatable Designs”

Westerners hoping to try out the darling Gatebox Virtual Assistant will be aghast at the decisions of the development team, as they have brought the device to the West but removed the cute anime girls in favor of realistic 3D models of humans, such as a woman in business attire and an athletic middle-aged man. […]
Tags: Japan, Technology, Marketing, Fail, West, Augmented Reality, Anime, Otaku, Anime Goods, Ronery, 2D vs 3D, Waifu

Iran Says It "Unintentionally" Shot Down Ukrainian Airlines Flight [Updated]

Iran’s military admitted to “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet that crashed shortly after takeoff earlier this week, per a recent Associated Press report.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Iran, Airplanes, Aviation, Associated Press, Plane Crash, International Airlines

3 Keys To Balancing Brand Promise And Delivery

We live in an exciting time where the scope of innovation and technological advances are so common, they’re not just anticipated, they’re expected. The rapid-fire pace at which we’re advancing products and services to make them smarter, more adaptable, and more automated is nothing short of amazing. What impact does this have on the brand promises that are being made? As marketers, there is a clear desire to lead with the vision and the promise of what is to come; the aspirational state of bo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk, Tesla, Alexa, Branding, Brand Promise, Where Amazon, Alexa Because Amazon, Alexa And Amazon, Bose Samsung Kohler

New KORG kits with tubes: Nu:Tekt headphone amp, valve overdrive

KORG are adding to their inexpensive, easy put-them-together kits with a headphone amp and valve overdrive. Totally tubular. You know how consumer tech mostly works now – pieces of glass and metal and plastic that are about as easy to get into as some alien obelisk or sphere in a sci-fi movie. You have no idea how anything works inside, you didn’t put it together, you can’t modify it, and the company that made it seems to own it. If it breaks, you go to them. Music gear was never this way....
Tags: Music, Hardware, Diy, Tech, Gear, Stories, Circuits, Sdk, Music Tech, Headphone Amp, Korg, DIY + Unusual, Nu:Tekt, Nutube Overdrive KORG, Noritake Itron, Nutube

Brian Goodwin is Angels’ only unsigned arbitration-eligible player

The Angels have reached agreements with eight of their nine arbitration-eligible players, leaving just one deal to settle in order to avoid their first arbitration hearing in nine years. Outfielder Brian Goodwin was the only one of the Angels’ arbitration-eligible players who remained unsigned, as of Friday evening. Goodwin filed for a $2.2 million salary, while the Angels offered $1.85 million. Although many teams refuse to continue negotiating once figures are filed, there is no rule preventin...
Tags: Google, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Stassi, Los Angeles Angels, Bundy, Goodwin, Dylan Bundy, Robles, Hansel Robles, Noe Ramirez, Jason Castro, Andrew Heaney

CNN To Pay Largest Labor Fine In History For Firing Technicians

DesScorp writes: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has handed down a ruling against CNN for firing video technicians illegally back in 2003. From the NLRB: "As part of a settlement signed today, CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in backpay, the largest monetary remedy in the history of the National Labor Relations Board. The backpay amount, larger than what the Agency collects on average in a typical year, is expected to benefit over 300 individuals. The dispute originated in 2003 when...
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Xbox Won't Have Series X Exclusives for at Least a Year

Microsoft announced that the upcoming Xbox Series X won't launch with exclusive games for at least a year. Instead, any new title playable on the Series X will also be playable on older Xbox One consoles. IGN reports: "As our content comes out over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will play up and down that family of devices," said Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty in a recent interview with MCV. "We want to make sure that if someone invests in Xbox between now and [S...
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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google January 2020 Algorithm Update, Intent vs Keyword Search, Medium Hit & Much More

This week, we may have had a big, but unconfirmed, Google update on January 7th. I posted the monthly Google webmaster report...
Tags: Google, Seo, Search Buzz Video Round Recap

Google Cloud is inviting outside partners to its internal sales kickoff conference for the first time ever (GOOG, GOOGL)

For the first time ever, Google Cloud is inviting partners to its Accelerate sales kickoff conference, which has historically been for the company's own employees, Business Insider has learned. This year's conference comes as Thomas Kurian hits his one-year anniversary as CEO of Google Cloud, following a long tenure at Oracle. Partners have become crucial in the cloud wars, as Google looks to build alliances in the market as it chases the dominant Amazon Web Services and second-place Microsoft...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Aws, Las Vegas, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Business Insider, Diane Greene, Looker, HCL, Google Cloud, Kurian, Enslin, Thomas Kurian

Casper's filing to go public dropped a big hint about what could come in the product pipeline, from pajamas to medical devices to sleep masks

Casper, the online mattress retailer, has filed to go public. Its S-1 filing revealed the company's ambitions to develop products across the entire "sleep arc," which could potentially include pajamas, travel accessories, supplements, and machines for sleep apnea sufferers. Casper's paperwork revealed that product development costs almost doubled from 2017 to 2018. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Casper is taking on the full sleep stack. The online mattress retailer filed ...
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Google Ventures founder Bill Maris blasts outgoing chief legal officer David Drummond (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Ventures founder Bill Maris said David Drummond, Alphabet's outgoing chief legal officer, is the reason he left the company. "I simply could not work with him any longer," he told Axios in a statement on Friday. Drummond is leaving Alphabet following a series of scandals involving allegations of sexual misconduct, the company announced today. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Ventures founder Bill Maris isn't holding anything back when it comes to his though...
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SIM Swappers Are Using RDP To Directly Access Internal T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Tools

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Hackers are now getting telecom employees to run software that lets the hackers directly reach into the internal systems of U.S. telecom companies to take over customer cell phone numbers, Motherboard has learned. Multiple sources in and familiar with the SIM swapping community as well as screenshots shared with Motherboard suggest at least AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have been impacted. The technique uses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) softwar...
Tags: Tech, Sprint, RDP, AT T T Mobile, Directly Access Internal T Mobile AT amp, Sprint Tools, Nicholas Ceraolo, Ceraolo

What Went Wrong With Virtual Reality? (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: "When I put in the earpieces and goggles the first time it was crazy - it feels so believable," says Anna Taylor, 32, of her visit to a virtual reality (VR) arcade. "The whole experience of being immersed in a compelling virtual world is incredible." Anna has since visited the east London arcade many times, at first alone and then with others. But despite her enthusiasm for gaming, she won't be buying her own virtual reality headset. "I wouldn't invest in buy...
Tags: Google, London, News, Bbc, Anna, Msmash, Anna Taylor

Oprah Drops Russell Simmons Accuser Doc From Apple Slate Two Weeks Before Sundance Premiere

Oprah Winfrey is backing away from an untitled documentary from acclaimed filmmakers Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, two weeks before the film was set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Winfrey joined the project as an executive producer and set the doc to release as part of her overall deal with Apple TV Plus. […]
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Google Ventures founder Bill Maris blasts outgoing chief legal officer David Drummond as 'the laziest man in America' (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Ventures founder Bill Maris said David Drummond, Alphabet's outgoing chief legal officer, is the reason he left the company. "What people called him inside of Google was 'the laziest man in America,'" Maris told Business Insider. "I simply could not work with him any longer," he added in a statement, as first reported by Axios. Drummond is leaving Alphabet following a series of scandals involving allegations of sexual misconduct, the company announced today. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Google, America, Trends, Google Ventures, Bill Maris, Alphabet, Business Insider, Drummond, Google Alphabet, Maris, David Drummond, Axios, David Drummond Alphabet, Axios Drummond, Drummond Alphabet

Waymo’s Anca Dragan and Ike Robotics CTO Jur van den Berg are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI

The road to “solving” self-driving cars is riddled with challenges from perception and decision making to figuring out the interaction between human and robots. Today we’re announcing that joining us at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on March 3 at UC Berkeley are two experts who play important roles in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle technology: Anca Dragan and Jur van den Berg. Dragan is assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s electrical engineering and computer sciences department ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Uber, Technology, Articles, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Projects, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Berkeley, Uc-berkeley, Bain Capital Ventures, Alphabet, Emerging-technologies

CES 2020: The biggest surprises from big tech at the show

Sony, Samsung and LG all had secrets to unveil at the technology expo in Las Vegas.
Tags: Tech, Lg, Sony Samsung

The Important Differences Between SEO and SEM: What You Should know

by Robert Clough Search engines drive in 10x more traffic to shopping sites than social media marketing does.  But what's the difference between SEO and SEM when it comes to driving more traffic to your site? Is SEO or SEM better? Does SEO or SEM marketing campaigns perform better?  These are questions you might wonder as a business. These are the questions you need to be answered before you invest in a marketing agency.  Here's everything you need to know about SEO and SEM and why they a...
Tags: Google, Seo, Sem, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Robert Clough, Overall SEO

23andMe Licenses Antibody It Developed From its Genetic Database To Spanish Firm Almirall

23andMe has licensed an antibody it developed from its genetic database to treat inflammatory diseases to Spanish drugmaker Almirall SA. "The deal, announced by Almirall in a filing with Spanish regulators on Thursday, marks the first time that 23andMe has licensed a drug compound that it has developed itself," reports Bloomberg. From the report: Leveraging its genetic data to develop drugs has become an increasingly important part of 23andMe's business. More than 10 million customers have taken...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Crohn, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Almirall

MIT Report Finds That Jeffrey Epstein Donated $850,000 to MIT Media Lab, Professor Seth Lloyd

Disgraced financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $850,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, per a university investigation that has found ex-MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito and mechanical engineering professor Seth Lloyd solicited the contributions.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Mit, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, MIT Media Lab, Jeffrey Epstein, Seth Lloyd, Joichi Ito

In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 followers

David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is an advisor to emerging investment managers and a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. He was previously a partner for 8 years with HOF Capital and ff Venture Capital. David writes regularly at and @dteten. More posts by this contributor These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investors Progressive VCs and private equity are u...
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Alexander: A fitting memorial to Pete Dye at La Quinta?

The world according to Jim: • Is there a way for the golf world to observe a moment of silence before a tournament? Or is that redundant? Nevertheless, let us hope that the appropriate protocol is observed next week at La Quinta and The Tournament Formerly Known As The Bob Hope – now operating under the American Express imprimatur – in honor of famed golf course designer Pete Dye. • Dye passed away Thursday at 94, after dealing with Alzheimer’s disease for an extended period. His golf course des...
Tags: Google, Florida, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Pga, Pga Tour, American Express, Dallas, Dye, Cleveland, Duke, Ducks, San Andreas Fault, Red Sox

People are finding one final image of a deceased love one thanks to Google Maps' Street View

When you lose a loved one, sometimes the best way to keep the memories close is to revisit old photos. That's exactly what hundreds of people on social media are doing right now, thanks to Google Maps.
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Apple pushes recycling of iPhone with "Daisy" robot

Apple Inc is trying to change the way electronics are recycled with a robot that disassembles its iPhone so that minerals can be recovered and reused, while acknowledging rising global demand for electronics means new mines will still be needed. The Cupertino, California-based company says the robot is part of its plan to become a "closed-loop" manufacturer that does not rely on the mining industry, an aggressive goal that some industry analysts have s
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Fitbit and Garmin Are Under Federal Investigation For Alleged Patent Violations

U.S. trade regulators said on Friday they will investigate wearable monitoring devices, including those made by Fitbit and Garmin, following allegations of patent violations by rival Koninklijke Philips and its North America unit. Reuters reports: The U.S. International Trade Commission, in a statement, said the probe would also look at devices by made by California-based Ingram Micro as well as China-based Maintek Computer and Inventec Appliances. Netherlands-based Philips and Philips North Ame...
Tags: California, China, Tech, Fitbit, North America, Philips, Garmin, Reuters, U S International Trade Commission, Ingram Micro, USITC, Koninklijke Philips, Maintek Computer, Inventec Appliances Netherlands, Philips North America LLC, Verge Philips

How to delete a YouTube playlist using your desktop or the mobile app

You can easily manage or delete a YouTube playlist using your computer or, or the mobile app for iPhone and Android.  It's important to note that once a YouTube playlist is deleted, it can't be recovered. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since 2005, YouTube has been the website for all your favorite music videos, TV and movie clips, vlogger videos, and more.  Many users on the site regularly take advantage of YouTube's playlist feature, which allows you to save videos i...
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Tesla Path to 5 Million Vehicles per Year by 2025

Another financial analyst has published that Tesla will be able to ramp to huge sales levels in China. Piper analyst Alexander Potter said that if Tesla’s Model 3 market share in the United States... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, Tesla, World, United States, Innovation, Alexander Potter, Tesla Path, China Piper

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