Some Hospitals Are Ditching Lead Aprons During X-Rays

pgmrdlm shares a report from ABC News: Some hospitals are ditching the ritual of covering reproductive organs and fetuses during imaging exams after prominent medical and scientific groups have said it's a feel-good measure that can impair the quality of diagnostic tests and sometimes inadvertently increase a patient's radiation exposure. The about-face is intended to improve care, but it will require a major effort to reassure regulators, health care workers and the public that it's better not ...
Tags: Tech, Abc News, American College of Radiology, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Image Gently Alliance

Meet your Macbook Pro’s trusty sidekick, the invisible hub!

With Apple launching its latest 16 inches MacBook Pro, it was fairly obvious that accessories for it would follow ensuite. One such intriguing product is the DGRule. The designers of DGRule describe it as an “invisible hub” and I guess we can see why. The DGRule promises to be a convenient alternative to the limited Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports since they aren’t always compatible with all devices. Subtle, discreet, and far from bulky, DGRule snaps onto both sides of the MacBook Pro. The cushion p...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Shop, Macbook Pro, Product Design, CNC, Space Gray, DGRule, USB C Mini DP, Nicole ChangClick, MacBook Works

Pardon the Intrusion #8: Location trackers

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon the Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. Owning a mobile phone today is an open invitation to be tracked by telecom firms and any company you grant permission to access your current whereabouts. Granted, this has its advantages. Giving, say, Google Maps permissions to your location can help you quickly plot the route to your next destination, or find interesting s...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, Newsletter, Intrusion TNW

Google Drive (Backup and Sync) 3.48.8668.1939

Google Drive, the new home for Google Docs
Tags: Google, Software, Google Drive Backup

At least one Google Pixel 4a variant will reportedly support 5G

A new report suggests that at least one variant of Google’s upcoming affordable phones, the Pixel 4a, will take advantage of 5G's growing availability by supporting 5G networks.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Phones, 5g, Pixel 4a

Watch All of the Presentations from "Moving Forward: Conversations on Transportation Futures" at CES 2020

Each year at CES dozens of automotive OEMs put their bold visions of the future on display and allow you to touch and feel what always seems to be just about to be released. Electric vehicles, autonomous driving, smart cars, minimal and soothing interiors with entertainment and information systems that ignite the imagination. And while these dazzling displays of technology and style make you forget about your daily commute, evolving our current transportation ecosystem into a more harmonious fut...
Tags: Design, Cars, San Francisco, Tech, Ces, Urbanism, Electric, McKinsey Company, Arup, Design Business, Autonomous Driving Connectivity Electrification, Kersten Heineke, Melissa Ruhl, David Scott Neal

CES 2020: Are Smart Homes Undermining Our Sense of 'Home'?

The steady rise of the Smart Home, a sector projected to be worth £115.6 billion by 2024, has been fueled with the same consumer promise as the internet and social media: technology will give us a better quality of life and bring us closer to friends and family. But in reality, the current approach to Smart Homes, as seen at CES 2020, only risks adding to the disconnect that existing technology can already makes us feel, rather than remedying it.CES indicates we're still a far way off seeing tec...
Tags: Design, Ge, Samsung, Tech, Ces, Smart Home, Smart Homes, Kitchen Hub, Ballie, Sunflower LabsFor

The Boring Company's Las Vegas Tunnel Is Nearly 50 Percent Complete

According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Elon Musk's Boring Company is now about 50% complete with its underground tunnel. It's about six football fields in length. Teslarati reports: The Boring Company officially started tunneling for the people mover after a ceremonial groundbreaking event on November 15. In just two months, the project is nearly halfway completed. The company's Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been 40 feet underground for months and is working to drill two...
Tags: Tech, Las Vegas, TBM, Las Vegas Convention Center, McCarran International Airport, Teslarati, Boring Company, Las Vegas Tunnel, Tunnel Boring Machine TBM, Downtown Las Vegas the Strip, Las Vegas Tunnel Project

The best desktop computers for 2020

Experience the power offered by the best desktop computers on the market today, whether you're in need of a budget solution or a fire-breathing, $5,000 premium PC.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Desktops, Dell, Best Of, Buying Guides, Best Of Everything, Best Of Tier 1, Tier 4

Google Cloud rolls out of bed, slips on suit, draws up premium support, vows to take it SLO to lure enterprises

Meanwhile, AMD snags Intel exec as server chip boss Google is hoping to improve the appeal of its mid-tier Cloud platform to enterprises with a new set of support and response options.…
Tags: Google, Intel, Software, Google Cloud

Augmented Reality In a Contact Lens: It's the Real Deal

Tekla Perry writes: Startup Mojo Vision announced a microdisplay mid-2019, with not a lot of talk about applications. Turns out, they had one very specific application in mind -- an AR contact lens. Last week the company let selected media have a look at working prototypes, powered wirelessly, though plans for the next version include a battery on board. The demos included edge detection and enhancement (intended for people with low vision) in a darkened room and text annotations. The lenses are...
Tags: Tech, Sinclair, Tekla Perry, Steve Sinclair, Startup Mojo Vision

SpinLaunch spins up a $35M round to continue building its space catapult

SpinLaunch, a company that aims to turn the launch industry on its head with a wild new concept for getting to orbit, has raised a $35M round B to continue its quest. The team has yet to demonstrate their kinetic launch system, but this year will be the year that changes, they claim. TechCrunch first reported on SpinLaunch’s ambitious plans in 2018, when the company raised its previous $35 million, which combined with $10M it raised prior to that and today’s round comes to a total of $80M. Wi...
Tags: Startups, Space, Funding, Tech, Long Beach, Airbus, New Mexico, Aerospace, Kpcb, Kleiner Perkins, John Doerr, Airbus Ventures, Spaceport America, Byers, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, GV

Google parent Alphabet hits US$1 trillion market cap

Google's parent company Alphabet has achieved a US$1 trillion market value, the fourth US company to hit the milestone.The search-engine giant joins Apple, Amazon and Microsoft as the only firms to achieve such a feat.Alphabet... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, Microsoft, US, Alphabet, Apple Amazon

Copilot is a subscription personal finance tracker aiming to kill Mint

When Intuit acquired Mint more than a decade ago, mobile was in a different place — as were tech-enabled financial services. There hasn’t been much progress for the personal finance tracker app category in the meantime. Mint has stumbled along with integration issues and tiresome data misclassifications. For many, the best alternative has been firing up a spreadsheet. Copilot is a new personal finance-tracking app from a former Googler that seems like it could garner a following based on its sli...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Apps, Tech, Budgeting, Intuit, Ugarte, Recent Funding, CoPilot, Andrés Ugarte

US States Tell Court Prices To Increase If Sprint, T-Mobile Allowed To Merge

A group of U.S. states suing to block T-Mobile from merging with Sprint on Wednesday told a federal judge that the deal would violate antitrust laws and raise wireless prices for consumers. Reuters reports: The states filed a lawsuit in June to block the merger, saying it would harm low-income Americans in particular. T-Mobile and Sprint contend that the merger would enable the combined company to compete more effectively with dominant carriers Verizon and AT&T. U.S. District Court Judge Victor ...
Tags: Verizon, US, Tech, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Manhattan, Reuters, T Mobile, Victor Marrero, Pomerantz, AT T U S District Court, Glenn Pomerantz

NBC’s Peacock Streaming Service to Take a Different Approach From Its Rivals: Free Content

(Bloomberg) — Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal said its upcoming streaming service will be free to everyone — with extra programming for its pay-TV subscribers — in a bet that it can generate substantial revenue from advertising while supporting the cable business. Along with AT&T Inc.’s HBO Max, NBC’s new service, Peacock, is poised to be a relatively late entrant in the burgeoning market for streaming-video services. But Peacock also marks a very different approach from rivals. Unlike paid-...
Tags: Apple, News, Media, Nbc, Uncategorized, Disney, Unilever, Chicago, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, Apple Inc, Dick Wolf, AT T Inc, Peacock, Steve Burke

More Than Half a Billion Android Users Have Installed 'Fleeceware' Apps (slashdot)

Security researchers from Sophos say they've discovered a new set of "fleeceware" apps that appear to have been downloaded and installed by more than 600 million Android users. From a report: The term fleeceware is a recent addition to the cyber-security jargon. It was coined by UK cyber-security firm Sophos last September following an investigation that discovered a new type of financial fraud on the official Google Play Store. It refers to apps that abuse the ability for Android apps to run tr...
Tags: Google, UK, News, Sophos, Msmash

Social media firms 'should hand over data amid suicide risk'

Royal College of Psychiatrists hope research will shine light on how young people use platformsSocial media firms such as Facebook and Instagram should be forced to hand over data about who their users are and why they use the sites to reduce suicide among children and young people, psychiatrists have said.The call from the Royal College of Psychiatrists comes as ministers finalise plans to crack down on issues caused by people viewing unsavoury material and messages online. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Internet, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Digital Media, Young People, Royal College of Psychiatrists

The best iPad keyboard cases

Whether you're looking to replace your laptop or merely want to increase your typing speed, a physical iPad keyboard is a perfect companion to the iPad. Check out our top picks for every model.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Keyboards, Trends, Computing, Buying Guides, T2E

How to clean your AirPods or AirPods Pro

Here, we outline how you can properly clean your AirPods and AirPods Pro the right way, ensuring they look as great as they sound.
Tags: Apple, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, AirPods, AirPods Pro

Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler partner to develop EVs and an ‘internet of vehicles’ business

Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese electronics giant best known for its iPhone manufacturing contract, is forming a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build electric vehicles in China. The joint venture was disclosed in a regulatory filing. Nikkei was first to report the joint venture. According to the filing, each party will own 50% of the venture to develop and manufacture electric vehicles and engage in an IOV, what Foxconn parent company Hon Hai calls the “internet of vehic...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, China, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Xiaomi, Fca, Foxconn, Fiat-chrysler, Foxconn-technology-group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Hon Hai, XPENG Motors, Future Mobility Corporation, Harmony Auto Tencent

YouTube Begins Rollout of Profile Cards

YouTube began rolling out profile cards, which display viewers' public information and history of comments on a channel, on Android. The Google-owned video site began testing the feature last September. YouTube said profile cards show every comment the user has left on a specific channel over the past 12 months, giving creators a way to...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Advertising, Social Pro Daily, YouTube Begins Rollout of Profile Cards

Dashcam Flaw Allows Anyone To Track Drivers In Real-Time Across the US

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: BlackVue is a dashcam company with its own social network. With a small, internet-connected dashcam installed inside their vehicle, BlackVue users can receive alerts when their camera detects an unusual event such as someone colliding with their parked car. Customers can also allow others to tune into their camera's feed, letting others "vicariously experience the excitement and pleasure of driving all over the world," a message displayed ins...
Tags: Germany, US, Tech, United States, Motherboard, BlackVue, Hong Kong China Russia, Jeremie Sinic

‘PigeonBot’ brings flying robots closer to real birds

Try as they might, even the most advanced roboticists on Earth struggle to recreate the effortless elegance and efficiency with which birds fly through the air. The “PigeonBot” from Stanford researchers takes a step toward changing that by investigating and demonstrating the unique qualities of feathered flight. On a superficial level, PigeonBot looks a bit, shall we say, like a school project. But a lot of thought went into this rather haphazard-looking contraption. Turns out the way birds fly ...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Stanford, Tech, Robots, Robotics, Aerospace, Stanford University, Chang, Lentink, Eric Chang, Science Robotics, David Lentink, Amanda Stowers, Laura Matloff

PinePhone Linux Smartphone Shipment Finally Begins

Pine64 will finally start shipping the pre-order units of PinePhone Braveheart Edition on January 17, 2020. Fossbytes reports: A year ago, PinePhone was made available only to developers and hackers. After getting better responses and suggestions, the Pine64 developers planned to bring Pinephone for everyone. In November last year, pre-orders for PinePhone Braveheart Edition commenced for everyone. But due to manufacturing issues coming in the way, the shipment date slipped for weeks, which was ...
Tags: Tech, Pinephone

Visa’s Plaid acquisition shows a shifting financial services landscape

When Visa bought Plaid this week for $5.3 billion, a figure that was twice its private valuation, it was a clear signal that traditional financial services companies are looking for ways to modernize their approach to business. With Plaid, Visa picks up a modern set of developer APIs that work behind the scenes to facilitate the movement of money. Those APIs should help Visa create more streamlined experiences (both at home and inside other companies’ offerings), build on its existing strengt...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, M&a, Plaid, Fintech, Visa, Visa 's Plaid, Plaid Visa, Visa Plaid

Now there are four companies in the $1 trillion club

The exclusive $1 trillion club on Wall Street just got a new member. Shares of Google parent company Alphabet hit a new all-time high Thursday, pushing the company's market value to $1 trillion in the process.
Tags: Google, News, Stories

Investors like Sundar Pichai; they just pushed Alphabet into the trillion dollar club for the first time

Alphabet this afternoon became the fourth tech giant to join the highly exclusive trillion-dollar club, one whose original member, Apple, saw its market cap soar past $1 trillion for the first time in August 2018 and which has since welcomed — and pushed back out — Amazon, which passed the $1 trillion mark in September 2018 but is now valued at $931 billion; and Microsoft, a charter member since August 2019 and now worth $1.27 trillion. Saudi Aramco, the petroleum and natural gas company that we...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Microsoft, Youtube, Tech, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, SEC, Sundar Pichai, WSJ, Alphabet, Pichai, Waymo

How to Reinstall Windows 10 without Using CD/USB

In What Cases You Need to Reinstall Windows 10 If your Windows 10 computer runs very slowly, or even it can’t start normally, what will you do to deal with it? Most of us may choose to reinstall Windows 10 Read more… The post How to Reinstall Windows 10 without Using CD/USB appeared first on Guest Post, Telecom Media, Tech, Guest Blogging, SEO Tips.
Tags: Technology, Hardware, Seo, Windows 10, Guest Post Telecom Media Tech, IT Hardware, Reinstall Windows 10, Step By Step Installation

Comcast Settles Lying Allegations, Will Issue Refunds and Cancel Debts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comcast has agreed to issue refunds to 15,600 customers and cancel the debts of another 16,000 people to settle allegations that the cable company lied to customers in order to hide the true cost of service. Comcast will have to pay $1.3 million in refunds. The settlement with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, announced yesterday, resolves a lawsuit filed by the state against Comcast in December 2018. The attorney general's lawsuit ...
Tags: Minnesota, Tech, Ars Technica, Comcast, Keith Ellison

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